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Looking ahead

Editor:

As we look ahead, following the 2020 elections, it’s clear that a divided Congress will only achieve success through bipartisan legislation. That is why I am urging you to oppose Nancy Pelosi’s partisan health care bill, HR 3 and support the bipartisan Lower Costs, More Cures Act introduced by Sen. Mike Crapo. 

The Lower Costs, More Cures Act lowers drug prices, and its provisions are supported by Republicans and Democrats.

HR 3 would compel manufacturers to comply with arbitrary government price controls or face stiff penalties. It tethers the price of some U.S. drugs to the foreign price controls which have led to rationing of drug access and has killed drug development abroad. Analysts have pointed out that HR 3 favors short-term savings over long-term investments and jeopardizes development of future cures and treatments.

The Lower Costs, More Cures Act, being spearheaded by Sen. Crapo, is supported by Democrats and Republicans. It lowers drug costs, modernizes payments for drugs delivered in the doctor’s office, caps out-of-pocket costs at $3,100, caps insulin at $50, prevents the upcoming Obamacare spike, and creates a trade negotiator to prevent foreign countries from exploiting America’s investments. The Crapo bill, unlike Pelosi’s HR 3, lowers drug costs through vigorous market-based competition, not research and development-killing price controls.

Sen. Crapo’s bipartisan Lower Costs, More Cures Act can be passed by a divided Congress and, equally important, has the potential to get the new president’s signature.

Urge our senators to support the Lower Costs, More Cures Act and help it pass in the Senate.

 Councilwoman Wally Campbell

Goodyear

Beware!

Editor:

The United States, despite the vaccine for COVID-19 arriving, is still in a world of trouble. Goodwill and Walmart with their stores on every corner need to post cautionary signs on their front doors stating, “Beware upon entering this store that you will be among people with no mask on and those who choose to wear their mask down halfway.”

We are living in a country where 40% of the people say they will not get the vaccination. 

A large portion of the population are science deniers.

When I was a child I got the series of polio vaccines. I don’t remember taking an ignorant stand against getting vaccinated. 

It looks like we are headed to 500,000 deaths by the time COVID is through with us with the help of a lot of ignorant people.

Vickie J. Chelini

Buckeye