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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FreedomWorks grassroots activists visited Sen. Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tenn.) district office staff today and made their case for why Congress must oppose socialized healthcare and in particular, price controls on prescription drugs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FreedomWorks grassroots activists visited Rep. Mark Walker’s (R-N.C.) Graham district office today and made their case for why Congress must oppose socialized healthcare and in particular, price controls on prescription drugs. FreedomWorks grassroots activists from North Carolina’s sixth congressional district spoke with Rep. Walker’s district staff.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FreedomWorks grassroots activists today paid a visit to Rep. David Rouzer’s (R-N.C.) Johnston County district office and made their case for why Congress must oppose socialized healthcare and in particular, price controls on prescription drugs. Over a dozen FreedomWorks grassroots activists from North Carolina’s seventh congressional district were in attendance and spoke with Rep. Rouzer’s district staff.
Republicans, including many so-called free market conservatives, sometimes fall back into a nasty habit of doing the Democrats’ leg work for them. Such is the case with recent Senate legislation that would impose an inflationary cap or penalty on prescription drugs as part of Medicare Part D.
On behalf of our activist community, I urge you to contact members of the Senate Finance Committee and ask them to support two free-market amendments to the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act (PDPRA). Both introduced by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), these amendments would prevent the U.S. federal government from seeking to lower drug prices by implementing price controls.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In opposition to the proposed rule by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), over 5,600 FreedomWorks grassroots activists signed on to our formal comment that was hand-delivered today to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.
Almost all Americans want to see lower prices for prescription drugs. Americans don’t deserve to be gouged when they need life-saving drugs. It’s also unfair that Americans often pay higher prices than customers in developed nations around the world. To solve these issues, too many in Congress want to impose state-mandated price controls.
Many conservatives and right-of-center political analysts are rightly upset about Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar’s proposal to tie drug prices in the United States to those in foreign nations. Such a proposal would make our healthcare system dependent on the whims of nations that subscribe to command and control economic models. There is also the stark reality that imposing price controls does not fix any underlying issues that caused prices to be high in the first place.