Stop Drug Company Price-Gouging

Alliance for Retired Americans

As you’ve probably heard, we recently celebrated a victory. Alliance members made thousands of phone calls and participated in demonstrations — and our efforts helped force the Senate to reject their destructive Obamacare repeal bill.

But the battle for affordable, quality health care isn’t over. Drug corporations are raking in huge profits at the expense of seniors and all Americans, forcing us to pay astronomical amounts for essential prescription drugs like EpiPen and diabetes medications. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world.

That’s why we need your help. Will you please take action and sign this petition saying that you support requiring Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices?

Last year, the CEO of Mylan, the company that makes EpiPen, received $97.6 million in compensation, yet Mylan charged $608 for a two-pack of its medicine. Humalog Insulin was accused of fixing insulin prices during the same period that it took in $2.7 billion of profits. Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, summed it up best when he explained why his company had i nflated the price of its HIV/cancer drug by 5,000 percent: “almost all of it is profit.”

Drug companies have shown again and again that they will put profits ahead of patients. This won’t change unless we modify the rules and require Medicare to negotiate lower prices. Please click to sign the petition, before it’s too late.

Thank you for your activism and your support.

Richard Fiesta
Executive Director
Alliance for Retired Americans

Hot Topics: Expand, Do Not Cut Healthcare

Charlene ButlerYesterday, every Republican Senator but two voted to start the process of taking health care away from tens of millions of Americans. Mitch McConnell will now hold votes on specific health care bills, with Senators on both sides of the aisle offering amendments.

Our champions in the Senate are offering amendments to expand Medicare and make health care a right of all Americans. Call your Senators right now at 202-224-3121 and tell them: Don’t cut health care―expand it!

It’s not too late for the Senate to abandon Trumpcare and do the right thing. There are proven ways to provide quality affordable health care to every single American including expanding Medicare, taking on big pharma, and closing tax loopholes to ensure the wealthy and corporations are paying their fair share.

Thanks to massive pressure from grassroots activists, Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski voted the right way yesterday. It only takes one more Republican to avert disaster by voting down Trumpcare.

Call your Senators and tell them to expand health care, not destroy it: 202-224-3121

Thank you,

Alex Lawson

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Charlene M. Butler
APWU Retirees President