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On The Road for Lower Drug Prices Bus Tour Teams Up with California Nurses Association in Fresno

Yes on Prop. 61
Posted on: 26 Sep 16

Yes on Prop. 61:

What:

  Supporters of Proposition 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act, will gather at the California Nurses Association’s Fresno office for a Yes on Prop. 61 Press Conference. Participants will then board the 40-foot double-decker On the Road for Lower Drug Prices bus and head to California State University, Fresno to distribute flyers.
 

When:

Tuesday, 9/27/16 at 10:00AM

 

Where:

Press Conference and Boarding of the On the Road for Lower Drug Prices Bus – California Nurses Association 5477 N. Fresno Street #104 Fresno, CA 93710

 

Who:

Californians for Lower Drug Prices

California Nurses Association

 

Visuals:

40-foot double decker bus, giant inflatable mosquito representing lack of Zika virus vaccine

Further details on additional statewide stops will be available on our  Facebook  page!

The On the Road for Lower Drug Prices tour has already stopped in Los Angeles, Orange County, Bakersfield, Stockton and Merced. You can still catch the bus as it makes stops in Modesto, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Oakland, San Diego, Sacramento, Riverside, San Francisco, San Jose, and more!

Background

Prop 61 is a simple measure that allows California to leverage its massive negotiating power to achieve lower drug prices for the most vulnerable Californians. Drug companies are scared of Proposition 61 because they know it will put us on the road to lower drug prices!

Proposition 61 would require the state of California to negotiate with drug companies for drug prices that are no more than is paid for the same drugs by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Unlike Medicare, the DVA negotiates for drug prices on behalf of the millions veterans it serves, and pays on average 20-24 percent less for medications than other government agencies, and up to 40 percent less than Medicare Part D. Prop. 61 empowers the state, as the healthcare buyer for millions of Californians, to negotiate a better deal for taxpayers, saving the state billions.

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Last updated on: 26/09/2016

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