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AARP Urges State and Federal Lawmakers to Act to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

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En español | On March 12, 2019, AARP sent letters to all members of Congress, President Trump, the National Governors Association (NGA), and the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) to announce the launching of a nationwide campaign — in Washington and across the states — calling on lawmakers to enact legislation that will provide relief to older Americans and all consumers struggling to afford their prescription medications.

"There is no reason Americans should be paying the highest drug prices in the world. The time to act is now," the letters say.

AARP will be working to advance federal solutions with the administration and Congress, and simultaneously pursuing a range of state reforms to address the high price of prescription drugs, which impact both consumers’ pocketbooks and state budgets.

  • President Trump: PDF
  • Congress: PDF
  • Governors: PDF
  • State legislators: PDF