In Reno, Rosen Announced Plans to Co-Sponsor Bill Lowering Prescription Drug Costs for Nevada Seniors Alongside AARP Nevada, Washoe Senior Coalition

RENO, NV – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced at the Reno Senior Center alongside AARP Nevada and the Washoe Senior Coalition that she is signing on to legislation that authorizes Medicare to negotiate lower drug costs for seniors. The Empowering Medicare Seniors to Negotiate Drug Prices Act would allow Medicare to negotiate the best price of prescription drugs for seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D by harnessing the bargaining power of the federal government for bigger discounts. 

KOLO: Sen. Rosen pushes for lower prescription drug prices

By Ed Pearce

 

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Key Points:

  • For seniors and others on fixed incomes the current pressures of inflation are nothing new. They’ve long faced hard choices imposed by the high cost of prescription medication.
  • Recounting her own experience caring for an ailing and aged mother, [Senator Jacky Rosen] said too many families are just one medical calamity away from bankruptcy.
  • Senator Rosen has just signed on as a co-sponsor of a bill to begin to address the issue, a change in the law long-proposed and debated, but never passed. Current law specifically bans the government from negotiating drug prices directly with pharmaceutical companies.

KRNV: NV Senator Jacky Rosen co-sponsors bill to lower prescription drug prices for seniors

By Jenee’ Ryan

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Key Points:

  • Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) put her full support behind the Empowering Medicare Seniors to Negotiate Drug Prices Act which would allow Medicare to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs for seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D, including 560,000 Nevadans.
  • "I’m signing on to legislation to empower Medicare to negotiate lower drug costs because this is a clear solution that will help Nevada seniors afford critical and often life-saving medications. This would be a game-changer helping to bring down costs at the pharmacy for so many Nevada seniors, particularly for those on fixed incomes struggling to make ends meet.”

KTVN: Sen. Jacky Rosen joins local seniors, announces support for Legislation to Negotiate Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Key Points: 

  • Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), announced at the Reno Senior Center alongside AARP Nevada and the Washoe Senior Coalition that she is signing on to legislation that authorizes Medicare to negotiate lower drug costs for seniors.
  • “In Reno and all across our state, Nevadans are dealing with rising prices and being forced to make difficult decisions because of the outrageous and skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m signing on to legislation to empower Medicare to negotiate lower drug costs because this is a clear solution that will help Nevada seniors afford critical and often life-saving medications. This would be a game-changer helping to bring down costs at the pharmacy for so many Nevada seniors, particularly for those on fixed incomes struggling to make ends meet.”

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