BUCYRUS — A representative of Ohio Taxpayers for Lower Drug Prices will speak in support of state Issue 2 at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bucyrus Public Library, 200 E. Mansfield St. The event, which will include time for questions, is sponsored by the Mid-Ohio Progressives.
On its website, Ohio Taxpayers for Lower Drug Prices states: “Issue 2, The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act is a reasonable drug price reform measure. Under it a number of Ohio government agencies will be required to use their combined negotiating strength to obtain significantly lower prices for the drugs they purchase for nearly 4 million Ohio residents. The goal is to ensure that those agencies pay no more for their drugs than what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays for the same medications. The VA receives a fair discount, from 20-24 percent off the price the drug companies normally charge other customers for these same drugs. Veterans deserve these discounted drug prices but so do all hardworking Americans.
“The powerful drug companies – run by a virtually unaccountable and super-rich elite – need to get the message that their relentless price-gouging will no longer be tolerated. The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act will send that message.”
MOP will also have petitions available for registered voters to sign in support of placing congressional redistricting reform legislation on the ballot in Ohio next year.