NEW: Widespread Support for Medicare Negotiation to Lower Drug Prices, Other Key Health Provisions, and the Overall Build Back Better Plan in Rep. Gottheimer’s District
New PPP Polling on Behalf of Protect Our Care Shows That Medicare Negotiation is Overwhelmingly Popular With Constituents in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District
New Jersey — Today, Protect Our Care released a new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling showing that 77 percent of voters in Rep. Gottheimer’s congressional district say they support giving Medicare the power to lower prescription drug prices for all Americans, with more than 60 percent saying they strongly support it. The poll also shows that more than 60 percent (62 percent) of district voters say they support the overall Build Back Better plan, which would provide paid family and medical leave, expand Medicare coverage for seniors including dental, vision, and hearing coverage, and lower health care costs by allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices.
As Congress closes in on legislation that will transform the lives of American families nationwide, this new poll makes clear that New Jerseyans won’t settle for half-measures and that Rep. Gottheimer’s vote is key to passing prescription drug pricing reform. President Biden and Democrats are leading the charge to include Medicare negotiation and other key health care priorities in the Build Back Better bill, but the fight is not over: Big Pharma is ramping up its lobbying and scare tactics to protect its profits and lie to the American people. Rep. Gottheimer must choose the health of his constituents over campaign donors from Big Pharma and give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices for all Americans.
“New Jerseyans are fed up with the broken system that allows drug companies to charge them three times more for medications than people in other countries,” said Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse. “Rep. Gottheimer’s constituents are counting on him to put working families over drug company profits by giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices. With Republicans marching in lockstep with Big Pharma, every Democrat needs to get on board and help pass the Build Back Better Act so millions of Americans no longer have to worry about affording the medications they need to survive.”
You can view the full results and poll memo here.