WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Joseph Geevarghese, Executive Director of Our Revolution, the largest grassroots-funded progressive organization in the country, released the following statement reacting to President Joe Biden announcing the first ten prescription medications selected for Medicare price negotiations:
“The high costs of prescription drugs in this country is inhumane. Everyday Americans are unable to survive with treatable and manageable diseases because we have allowed pharmaceutical companies to fill their coffers while patients lay in coffins.
Today’s announcement is an important step in addressing the crippling health care costs in our country, but we must remember that this is just ten drugs out of thousands and just one issue in a broken system.
We welcome President Biden to the table to support Medicare recipients, and we look forward to continued efforts to ensure that all working families can not only survive, but thrive, with adequate access to affordable prescription medications.”