Progressives pushing Congress and President Joe Biden to enact drug pricing reforms that lower costs applauded a two-page principles document published Tuesday by Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden.
“It’s time for Congress to hold Big Pharma accountable for price-gouging at the pharmacy counter.”
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By Annemarie Gibson, a mother of two children 13 and 11 years old living with Type 1 diabetes. She lives in Mira Mesa.
As the mom of two children with Type 1 diabetes, I constantly worry: What if my husband and I lose our health coverage or can no longer afford the medicines they need because drug corporations raise the prices beyond our means?Our sons,
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By Emily Ingwersen, Special to the Press Herald
Thousands of Mainers and millions of Americans recently filed taxes. As a small-business owner, I probably think more about taxes than the average Mainer, and every tax day I find myself reflecting on all the important investments that taxes make possible in our communities.
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President Joe Biden recently said: “Health care should be a right, not a privilege in America.” Having spent a lifetime navigating Florida’s patchwork of health coverage options and providers, I couldn’t agree more.
Nearly 40 years ago I gave birth while covered by Medicaid,
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By Hannah Hendrix, American Medical Student Association
I’m studying at The Ohio State University to become a doctor because I want to help people. Unfortunately, far too many Americans today are confronting skyrocketing prescription drug costs that prevent them from following their doctor’s advice because they can’t afford treatments they need.
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The Lower Drug Costs Now Act would be long-overdue step towards making prescription medicines more affordable for all Americans
By Margarida Jorge
In the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, while receiving billions in taxpayer dollars to help develop critically needed vaccines,
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Love them or hate them, most Americans pay their fair share of taxes into the government’s coffers as a basic duty. In return, we get roads, schools, law enforcement, health services, clean air and water and other public goods that benefit everyone.
But for too long,
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