CALIFORNIA — Patients For Affordable Drugs Now kicks off a campaign today thanking Reps. Josh Harder (CA-10) and Mike Levin (CA-49) for supporting Medicare negotiation, and calling on Reps. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Lou Correa (CA-46), Scott Peters (CA-52), and Sara Jacobs (CA-53) to support swift passage of H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, a package of drug pricing reforms that includes allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prices for Californians. The campaign includes digital ads as well as grassroots advocacy for constituents to contact the members in support of H.R. 3. The campaign comes after Big Pharma launched ads loaded with lies, attacking members for supporting the bill.
“Californians need Reps. Cárdenas, Correa, Peters, and Jacobs to follow Reps. Harder and Levin’s lead and push for passage of H.R. 3 to ensure we get affordable medicines we need now and innovation for the future,” said David Mitchell, a cancer patient and founder of Patients For Affordable Drugs Now. “The choice is clear: You either stand with patients for lower prices or with pharma for higher prices. We need lower drug prices now.”
Digital ads will run in CA-10 and CA-49 thanking Reps. Harder and Levin for supporting Medicare negotiation. Digital ads will run in CA-29, CA-46, CA-52, and CA-53, urging Reps. Cárdenas, Correa, Peters, and Jacobs to stand with patients and push for passage of H.R. 3.
H.R. 3 was recently reintroduced in the House of Representatives. The chamber passed the bill in the 116th Congress. H.R. 3 is a comprehensive bill that will lower prices, rein in price gouging, and reduce out-of-pocket costs by restoring balance to the U.S. drug pricing system to ensure both innovation and affordability.
The campaign is part of Patients For Affordable Drugs Now’s seven-figure national campaign launching simultaneously in 42 House districts across 22 states and in D.C.