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Yes on Prop. 61 for Fair Drug Prices Bus Tour Reaches South San Francisco!

Yes on Prop. 61
Posted on: 29 Sep 16

Yes on Prop. 61:

 

What:

Supporters of Proposition 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act, will gather at South San Francisco City Hall for a Yes on Prop. 61 rally, which will include speeches from registered nurses from the California Nurses Association. Over 100 participants will then board the 40-foot double-decker On the Road to Lower Drug Prices bus and make additional stops throughout South San Francisco, bringing the fight to the doors of Big Pharma!
 

When:

Thursday, 9/29/16 at 10:30 AM

 

Where:

Rally and Boarding of the On the Road to Lower Drug Prices Bus – South San Francisco City Hall, 417 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, California

 

Who:

Californians for Lower Drug Prices

California Nurses Association

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

WORLD (Oakland)

 

Visuals:

40-foot double decker bus; Giant inflatable mosquito, representing lack of Zika virus vaccine; EpiPens
 

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

The On the Road to Lower Drug Prices tour has already stopped in Los Angeles, Orange County, Bakersfield, Stockton, Merced, and Fresno. 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: 29/09/2016

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