As the 2016 presidential race heats up, prominent candidates are beginning to confront and address soaring prescription drug costs and the harmful impact their price tags have on Americans.
The facts have been proven time and time again. Prescription drugs are one of the major drivers of rising health care costs, with drug costs growing at a rapid and unsustainable rate. Soaring drug costs put a financial burden on patients who need access to lifesaving medications as well as on the entire U.S. health care system. As a result, we are all forced to pay for high-cost drugs either through higher premiums, out-of-pocket costs, or a combination of the two.
See what the 2016 presidential candidates have been saying on the campaign trail around this rapidly evolving issue.