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Frederick Isasi’s Testimony on High Drug Prices to the House Energy and Commerce Committee

By Frederick Isasi,


In this testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on May 21, 2019, Frederick Isasi, Executive Director of Families USA, breaks down the problem with high drug prices and potential solutions under consideration by the committee. While high drug prices are a source of seemingly constant debate in Washington, D.C., for millions of America’s families, they are a painful and burdensome reality and can impact the basic necessities of life. For example, nearly one in three consumers facing increased drug costs cut-back on buying food to account for the increase. And for some the choice is even more dire. Incredibly, nearly three in ten adults in our country have not taken required medicine due to its costs. Families USA urges Congress to enact legislation to lower drug prices.