Please join Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Center for American Progress Action Fund President and CEO Neera Tanden for a conversation about sky-high prescription drug prices. Drug corporations continue to price their prescription drugs at levels that make them unaffordable to millions of Americans and that drive up the overall rate of the nation’s health care cost growth. With about half of all Americans—and 90 percent of seniors—taking a prescription drug in any given month, this growing crisis is not sustainable. Public opinion polls have shown that consumers, regardless of their political affiliation, are demanding reforms to lower drug prices.
Sen. Klobuchar and Ms. Tanden will discuss the causes of high drug prices and different policy responses that could lower prices, improve transparency in the pharmaceutical industry, and ensure that doctors have more information about the clinical benefits of prescription drugs.