Ohio taxpayers are being ripped off. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Ohioans can fight back by supporting the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act on the November 2017 Ohio ballot.
The relief act is a reasonable drug price reform measure. Under it a number of Ohio government agencies will be required to use their combined negotiating strength to obtain significantly lower prices for the drugs they purchase for nearly 4 million Ohio residents. The goal is to ensure that those agencies pay no more for their drugs than what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays for the same medications. The VA receives a fair discount, from 20-24 percent off the price the drug companies normally charge other customers for these same drugs. Veterans deserve these discounted drug prices but so do all hardworking Americans.
The powerful drug companies – run by a virtually unaccountable and super-rich elite – need to get the message that their relentless price-gouging will no longer be tolerated. The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act will send that message.
In Nov. 2017, Ohio voters will go to the polls to vote on a drug price reform measure, the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act. This measure will insist that Ohio government agencies pay no more for the drugs they buy than what U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs pays for the same drugs. The November election will give Ohioans an opportunity to show their stuff and send a message to the drug companies and all of America that it’s time to stop the price-gouging that hurts patients and taxpayers.