WASHINGTON, D.C. — David Mitchell, a cancer patient and the founder of Patients For Affordable Drugs Now, issued the following statement in response to a draft plan in the House of Representatives that would lower drug prices for Americans through negotiations with drug corporations.

“If reports are accurate, this plan would deliver significant relief for patients and taxpayers. The proposal would lower prescription drug prices for American patients while protecting access to medicine and increasing funding for innovation.

“Americans pay two to three times what people in other nations pay for prescription drugs. Why? Other countries negotiate — we don’t. This proposal will ensure that Americans experience lower drug prices whether covered by a government plan or private insurance. It will be a bold step forward.”


According to reports, the plan includes the following key provisions that would:

Medicare Part D provides coverage for 43 million Americans’ prescription drug needs. And spending has been on an untenable path.