CA Seniors Unite and Host Press Conference in San Diego for Lower Drug Price Initiative, Yes on Prop 61

Seniors stand together against Big Pharma prescription price gouging

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#stoppharmagreed–Today, organizations representing the well-being of seniors from across
the nation will host a press conference in support of Prop. 61, the
California Drug Price Relief Act. Host organizations include the likes
of Social Security Works, California Alliance of Retired Americans, and
California Nurses Association.

Prescription drug costs are one of the greatest drivers of rising health
care costs in the United States. Excessively priced drugs continue to
put an unnecessary burden on all Californians, especially retirees.
Speakers will address the consequences exorbitant drug prices have on
older Americans and why Prop. 61 must pass in California.

Members from the California Nurses Association, CARA, CNA, and Our
Revolution will also be in attendance at Friday’s press conference.



Friday, 10/28/16 at 12:00 PM



San Diego County Administration Center

1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101



Ernie Powell of Social Security Works, CA Organizer
Frank Gould, Senior, Retired Marine General and Retired Judge
Gayle Chenoweth, CARA
Pat Schramm, RN, California Nurses Association


Prop 61 is a simple measure that allows California to leverage its
massive negotiating power to achieve lower drug prices for the most
vulnerable Californians.

Proposition 61 would require the state of California to negotiate with
drug companies for drug prices that are no more than is paid for the
same drugs by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Unlike
Medicare, the DVA negotiates for drug prices on behalf of the millions
veterans it serves, and pays on average 20-24 percent less for
medications than other government agencies, and up to 40 percent less
than Medicare Part D. Prop. 61 empowers the state, as the
healthcare buyer for millions of Californians, to negotiate a better
deal for taxpayers, saving the state billions.

Paid for by Yes on Prop 61, Californians for Lower Drug Prices, With
Major Funding by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and California Nurses
Association PAC. FPPC ID#1376791


Yes on Prop 61
Roger Salazar, 916.284.1255