AARP New York Town Hall on Rx Drugs with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries



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Are there plans to limit the cost of copays for higher-priced drugs when no generics are available?
Representative Jeffries gives his thoughts on important ways to control prescription prices.
Why doesn't Medicare have the ability to negotiate the prices of medications?


AARP New York held this Access Live event to discuss the high cost of prescription drugs with Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. Reggie Nance, Associate State Director for AARP New York, outlined the work AARP is doing to pressure Congress to make changes.  Representative Jeffries reiterated his support for these changes, and explained how the Energy and Commerce Committee is focused on lowering the cost of healthcare. The congressman also spoke about Medicare and the ability to negotiate drug prices sourced from other countries.