Americans pay the highest brand-name drug prices in the world. Congress and the Administration must take action now to lower prescription drug prices, the root cause of this problem. 

That's why the Senate needs to pass the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act when they return from August recess. Its time. AARP Idaho strongly urges Senator Crapo and Senator Risch to support this bipartisan legislation by voting "yes."

In 2017, the average annual cost for one brand-name medication used on a chronic basis was almost $6,800. For the average older American taking 4.5 prescription drugs per month, the average annual cost of therapy would have been more than $30,000. 

No American should be forced to choose between paying for medicines they need and paying for food, rent, or other necessities. We urge our Idaho Senators to work together with all members of Congress now to protect older Americans and pass bipartisan commonsense legislation to lower prescription drug prices. 

Marjean Waford,

AARP Executive Council Member