Community advocates push to make prescription medication more affordable

U.S. Rep. Andy Kim and local advocates joined Protect Our Care New Jersey for a virtual press conference to draw attention to high drug prices

According to a 2019 poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly one in four Americans have a hard time paying for the prescriptions they need, especially seniors who are living on a fixed income. Now, local advocates and lawmakers are pushing to make these drugs more affordable. This past April, House Democrats reintroduced a measure allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription prices. Two hearings have already been held in the House to review it. The next steps are expected once the budget reconciliation process starts later this month.

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