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Advisory: North Carolinians Share Health Stories Ahead of Historic House Vote to Lower Drug Costs

Updated: Mar 2

H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, is estimated to lower drug prices by 55% and save American taxpayers $500 billion over the next decade


Raleigh, NC – As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to bring H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, to the floor for a vote this week, North Carolinians will be sharing their health care stories and urging lawmakers to support legislation giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower prescription drug prices.


The call will outline what’s at stake for North Carolinians’ health care if this bill is not passed, as well as raise the voices of North Carolina families and their efforts to ask their representatives to support actions that lower drug costs and ensure that more people have access to affordable health care. Participants on this call will also share details regarding a “Day of Action” which will be held across the state on December 12th.


WHAT:

Health care advocates and patients from across North Carolina will share their health care stories, discuss their concerns, and ask lawmakers to support the Lower Drug Costs Now Act.


WHO:

Faisal Khan, Piedmont Rising, Deputy Executive Director will join North Carolinians, Pashondra James and DonnaMarie Woodson, as they share accounts of how high drug costs have impacted their lives.


WHERE:

**RSVP to jessica@piedmontrising.org for dial in details.**


WHEN:

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. EST


PRESS CONTACT:

Jessica Coscia

jessica@piedmontrising.org

919-247-7999


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About Piedmont Rising

Piedmont Rising is a 501 (c) 4 issue advocacy organization built by and for North Carolinians to advocate for lower insurance premiums and prescription drug costs, and to ensure that more people have access to safe and affordable health care. Through grassroots organizing, education, and engagement, we are amplifying our health care stories and holding our elected officials accountable to the people, and issues, they were elected to represent. www.piedmontrising.org



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