We’re fighting for Ohio
Ohioans from across the state are fighting back against greedy drug companies, their ruthless CEOs, and special interests who created a rigged system that is hurting Ohioans. Together we’ll say YES on Issue 2 and pass the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act. It’s a YES to saving Ohio taxpayers millions of dollars to fund our communities schools, and first responders while improving healthcare.
Vote YES on Issue 2
Tuesday November 7, 2017
Endorsements from Ohio press
The Youngstown Vindicator Endorses: Vote ‘Yes’ on state Issue 2 to force Big Pharma’s hand
“Here’s the bottom-line question for Ohioans: Should state government agencies be able to buy prescription drugs at prices no higher than what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays?
The answer would appear to be a no-brainer given that the Veterans Affairs department receives a federally mandated discount of 24 percent on prescription drugs.” Read more
Cincinnati CityBeat Endorses: YES on Issue 2
“Prescription drugs must get cheaper, and the soaring profits drug companies make are obscene. Further, we absolutely agree with Issue 2’s supporters that drugs must get cheaper, and that the soaring profits drug companies make are obscene. Voters must do something.” Read more
The Toledo Blade: Vote FOR Issue 2
“What Issue 2 opponents are saying is something like this: You have to keep giving the school bully all your lunch money or he will make up the difference by extorting others.
The answer is not to give in to the bully, and what he might do, it is to stand up to him, generally, and on many fronts, and to urge others to do the same.” Read more
The stories of everyday Ohioans fighting for YES on Issue 2
Every day, more Ohioans are sharing why they’re saying YES on Issue 2 and fighting greedy drug companies.
Updates from Taxpayers for Lower Drug Prices
Senator Sanders says “Vote Yes on Issue Two”
“Ohioans have the opportunity this year to take on the greed of the drug companies and significantly lower the cost of prescription drugs. Corporate greed has no place in the health and wellness of you and your family,”
60 Minutes Exposes Drug Company Corruption
Drug companies have been exposed by 60 minutes! These same drug companies who created the opioid crisis are using their power to oppose Issue 2.
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What’s at stake in November for OHIO
Ohio taxpayers are being ripped off. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Ohioans can fight back by voting Yes on Issue 2 and passing the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act on the November 2017 Ohio ballot.
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.