NEW YORK — Patients For Affordable Drugs Now announced it will extend its campaign thanking Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Antonio Delgado (NY-19) for supporting H.R. 3 and calling on Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04) to support the bill that would lower drug prices by allowing Medicare to negotiate on behalf of New Yorkers. The new phase of the campaign will start July 2 and will include digital ads as well as grassroots advocacy, in which constituents will directly contact Reps. Maloney, Delgado, and Rice to ask them to stand with patients against Big Pharma.
“H.R. 3 will ensure New Yorkers have access to affordable medicine while protecting innovation for the future,” said David Mitchell, a cancer patient and founder of Patients For Affordable Drugs Now. “Patients need Rep. Rice to stand up to Big Pharma and join Reps. Maloney and Delgado in pushing for this important legislation to lower the price of prescription drugs for Americans.”
The following digital ad will run in NY-18 to thank Rep. Maloney for standing with patients and to remind him to push for passage of H.R. 3.
The following digital ad will run in NY-04 to urge Rep. Rice to stand with patients and push for passage of H.R. 3.
H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, was reintroducedin the House of Representatives in April. The chamber passed the bill in the 116th Congress. It 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 New York campaign is part of Patients For Affordable Drugs Now’s national campaign across 44 House districts.