December 18,2019

Grassley: Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act Would Help Americans with Parkinson’s

Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Chairman, Senate Finance Committee
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Senator Wyden and I received a letter from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research endorsing our bipartisan Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act.
One million Americans have Parkinson’s disease. There’s no way to stop it or cure it. But thanks to modern medicine, the symptoms can be treated to help patients live a better life.
Ninety percent of all individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease are on Medicare. Our bill would help these seniors afford their medicine with a cap on out-of-pocket expenses.

Now’s the time for Congress to act. Not only for those with Parkinson’s disease, but for all Americans who need our help.