Sinema Meets Virtually with Arizona AARP Leaders, Continues Efforts to Lower the Costs of Prescription Drugs

May 17, 2022

Last November, Sinema reached an historic agreement with Speaker Pelosi and the White House to lower the cost of prescription drugs while protecting access to life-saving medicines for Arizona seniors through Medicare drug price negotiations

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met virtually with Arizona AARP leaders to discuss her continued efforts and leadership lowering the costs of prescription drugs for Arizona seniors and to thank the more than 113,000 Arizona seniors who signed a petition in support of reforms.
“I’ll continue working with the Arizona AARP to lower the costs of prescription drugs while fueling innovation, ensuring Arizona seniors can keep more of their money in their pockets and afford lifesaving treatments and drugs,” said Sinema.
During the virtual meeting, Sinema highlighted her continued support to lower drug prices for Arizona seniors. Last November, Sinema reached a historic negotiation agreement with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House on allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, put a limit on out-of-pocket expenses, cap insulin costs for all patients, and impose penalties on drug companies that raise prices faster than the rate of inflation.
Sinema highlighted for Arizona AARP leaders that the negotiated agreement she reached with Speaker Pelosi and the White House reduces costs for Arizona seniors, ensures drug prices cannot rise higher than inflation, saves taxpayer dollars, and targets the high costs caused by market failures, while preserving access to new innovations.