Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following statement after helping pass legislation that will cap insulin copays at $35 dollars per month for Granite Staters with Medicare or private insurance:
"When I travel around New Hampshire asking constituents what's on their minds, there are few concerns as urgent or widespread as combatting the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs. Capping insulin copays, which can cost patients thousands of dollars each year, will not only lower Americans' bills - it will protect the health of our communities by making sure no one risks a dangerous and costly trip to the emergency room by rationing their medication or skipping doses."
"But we cannot stop here. Big Pharma's runaway costs are being passed on to Granite Staters for more than just insulin. Congress must swiftly pass the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, legislation that will drive down the cost of all prescription drugs so that no one has to worry about going bankrupt in order to access life-saving medication. I remain committed to fighting for these essential reforms until they become law."
Pappas is a leader in the fight for more affordable prescription drug prices. He is a co-sponsor of H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, and helped to introduce this legislation in the House in 2019. This legislation would give Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies, make those lower prices available to all Americans, and cap prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries.