WASHINGTON, D.C. – People’s Action today released a statement by Health Care for All Campaign Director Aija Nemer-Aanerud in response to the Biden administration’s announcement to lower health care costs and drug prices:
“Our organizing for over three years with poor and working people suffering from sky-high health care costs finally resulted in federal action. This guidance is a strong first step towards lowering drug prices. Now the administration needs to finish the job, expand it to all government-funded drugs, and exercise its compulsory licensing authority.
“We applaud the Biden administration for reining in Big Pharma. We need this kind of heat on private health insurance corporations who deny people life-saving care, and we look forward to working with the administration to make sure everyone can get the care they need when they need it.”
People’s Action is a member of the Make Meds Affordable coalition consisting of Center for Popular Democracy, Indivisible, PrEP4All, Public Citizen, Social Security Works, and T1International. The coalition’s organizing helped win this federal action. People’s Action will continue fighting for people in need of health care and against greedy corporations denying their care through the Care Over Cost campaign.
People’s Action builds the power of poor and working people in urban, rural, and suburban areas to win change through issue fights and elections. We are a national network of 40 state and local grassroots power-building organizations in 29 states–united in the work of building a bigger “we.”
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