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Older Nebraskans Support Government Action to Lower Prescription-Drug Costs


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79-PERCENT OF NEBRASKANS AGE-45 OR OLDER BELIEVE THAT THE AFFORDABILITY OF PRESCRIPTION-DRUGS IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR THEM, PERSONALLY.  THAT'S ACCORDING TO A STATEWIDE SURVEY THAT "A-A-R-P NEBRASKA" CONDUCTED BEFORE THE PANDEMIC.  IT ALSO FOUND THAT LARGE MAJORITIES SUPPORT LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS TO LOWER COSTS; THESE INCLUDE ALLOWING MEDICARE TO NEGOTIATE PRICES WITH DRUG-MAKERS, MAKING IT EASIER FOR GENERICS TO COME TO MARKET, AND REQUIRING COMPANIES TO PUBLICLY DISCLOSE HOW THEY SET PRICES.  TODD STUBBENDIECK ["STEW-BIN-DECK"] IS "A-A-R-P NEBRASKA'S" STATE-DIRECTOR...

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THESE RESULTS CONFIRM OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR CRACKING DOWN ON THE SKYROCKETING COSTS OF PRESCRIPTION-MEDICATIONS.  NOT ONLY DO OLDER NEBRASKANS WANT LAWMAKERS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE, THEY'VE ALSO GOT SOME PRETTY-GOOD IDEAS ABOUT HOW TO GO ABOUT IT.  NOBODY SHOULD BE FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN BUYING FOOD OR MEDICINE; YET, TOO MANY ARE FACING THAT STARK CHOICE, TODAY.  WE CALL UPON ALL OF THE CANDIDATES FOR FEDERAL OFFICE TO TELL VOTERS HOW THEY'D CUT PRESCRIPTION-DRUG PRICES--SO THAT ALL AMERICANS CAN STAY HEALTHY."

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TO LEARN MORE, VISIT "A-A-R-P"-DOT-ORG-SLASH-"NEBRASKA-VOTES".



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