Nancy Roethler, Grand Forks, letter: Time to force drug companies to cut pricesIt is pretty sad if an elderly person has to choose between air conditioning, food and electricity or getting his or her prescriptions.
By: Nancy Roethler,
GRAND FORKS — For so many years, I have heard politicians say they’re going to do something about prescription drug prices, but nothing ever has happened.
It is pretty sad if an elderly person has to choose between air conditioning, food and electricity or getting his or her prescriptions.
It is even becoming a focus of younger people. For my own prescription, I have to pay $205 even after my health insurance has paid its part; but when a generic version of the drug becomes available, I will pay $10.
Something is really wrong with this picture. And it’s time we quit talking about it and started doing something about it.
There even are many people who take their prescriptions every other day because they can’t afford to take them every day.
Let’s cut all of the stuff that is going on to sell the doctors on the drug companies’ new medications. Maybe that would lower our drug prices.
It’s time to force the drug companies to clean up their act and then lower the prices of their drugs. It’s election time; let’s get it done.