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NC Advocates Host Press Call Highlighting Impact of Drug Prices

Updated: Mar 2

Piedmont Rising Joins Protect Our Care NC to Share Health Stories, Discuss Call to Combat Rising Drug Costs


Raleigh, N.C. - In response to skyrocketing drug costs, advocates in North Carolina are demanding that Senator Thom Tillis vow to lower drug costs and defend access to affordable health care. Tomorrow, February 20 at 11:00AM ET, grassroots leaders, advocates, and elected officials will hold a press call highlighting those soaring drug costs, underscoring how too many American families are staying up at night worrying about choosing between getting their medication and paying their rent.


The U.S. House recently passed the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3) that would give Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices. Americans, even those on private insurance, would benefit from lowered drug costs.


Yet Senator Thom Tillis still has not supported the measure. It’s time for Senator Thom Tillis to step up to protect North Carolinians' care.


WHAT: Piedmont Rising will join Protect Our Care for a Press Conference Call on the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs.


WHO:

● Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse

● Senator Wiley Nickel

● Stacie Borrello, Piedmont Rising Fellow

● Stacy Staggs, Little Lobbyists North Carolina President


WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.


DIAL-IN: 877-229-8493; 118274


PRESS CONTACT: Jessica Coscia, jessica@piedmontrising.org

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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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