Press Release | Health Care

Working People Deserve Affordable Prescription Medicines

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan to reduce the price of prescription drugs: 

We applaud Speaker Pelosi for her bold, transformative plan to significantly reduce the price of prescription drugs. We must end the outrageous price spikes we see year after year. Importantly, this legislation will lower the cost of prescriptions for working people who get their health insurance through their employer, as well as for people enrolled in Medicare. This proposal is a major advance toward enacting legislation that will provide urgently needed relief on drug prices.

Contact: Gonzalo Salvador, 202-637-5018