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Campaign Updates

New Ad: Beasley Calls For Forcing Drug Companies to Negotiate Their Prices to Lower Prescription Costs

RALEIGH: Candidate for U.S. Senate Cheri Beasley launched a new statewide television ad calling for Medicare to be able to negotiate lower drug prices with drug companies and pushing to force drug companies to negotiate their prices. 

“20 years ago, Republicans and Democrats passed a bill that prevents Medicare from negotiating lower prices. Not only does that mean that the government pays more, but it allows the drug companies to charge you more too,” Cheri says in the ad. “I’m Cheri Beasley and I say let’s force drug companies to negotiate their prices and get prescription drug costs under control.”

Cheri has made lowering costs a major priority in her campaign. She recently launched her “Standing Up for North Carolina” tour to meet with voters across the state to share her message of standing up to both parties and corporations to lower costs and put North Carolinians first, including roundtables focused on hearing from small business owners, community conversations on issues that matter to North Carolinians like lowering costs and creating a Made-in-America economy, standing up for local farmers, tours of vocational and training facilities, among other events. She also consistently has carried that message over to television with her previous ad calling to cap insulin prices and this ad calling to hold drug companies accountable for price gouging. 

Read a transcript of “Negotiate” below: 

Let’s talk about something else that makes no sense. 20 years ago, Republicans and Democrats passed a bill that prevents Medicare from negotiating lower prices. 

Not only does that mean that the government pays more, but it allows the drug companies to charge you more too. 

I’m Cheri Beasley and I say let’s force drug companies to negotiate their prices and get prescription drug costs under control. 

It’s time we had a Senator who works for you, that’s why I approve this message. 

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