Americans support Medicare drug negotiations.
A national poll conducted by AARP showed that 86% of Americans over
age 18 believe that Medicare should have the ability to bargain for
lower prescription drug prices, according to an AARP press release.
Support for granting Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices proves
that Americans believe that bulk purchases save money, said David
Certner, AARP legislative counsel and policy director. This same poll
found that 85% believe drug prices are too high. AARP said it hopes that
when the Senate votes on lifting the ban to allow Medicare negotiation
rights, Senate members will take into account America's views on
the current system, according to the press release.