Right now, Americans pay up to three times more for prescription drugs than other countries.

  • CNN: “Americans pay anywhere from two to six times more than the rest of the world for brand name prescription drugs.”

  • The New York Times: “A government study said Medicare was paying 80 percent more than other advanced industrial countries for some of the most costly physician-administered medicines.”

The Trump Administration has a plan -- the International Pricing Index -- to bring U.S drug prices more in line with what other wealthy countries pay.

  • HHS: “We propose no changes to the Medicare benefit, just more discounts from drug companies.”

This proposal would lower the cost of America’s most expensive drugs by 30 percent–– providing much needed relief for patients like Ruth.

  • Bloomberg: “The aim is to drive down the cost of those medications by 30 percent.”