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AARP's Rx T. Rexes Roar Again on Capitol Hill and Around the Country: National Day of Action Urges Congress to Take a Bite Out of High Drug Prices


SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:

Your eyes aren't tricking you: AARP's drug-price-fighting Tyrannosaurus Rexes?known as the "Rx T. Rex"?are back and roaring about their mission to make high drug prices extinct. This time the mighty dinos are stomping around Capitol Hill and all across the nation, urging Congress to take a bite out of high drug prices. AARP supports four dino-mite principles for federal legislation to make the price of prescription drugs less terrifying: a cap on out-of-pocket costs for seniors, a crackdown on drug prices and price increases, an increase in competition, and greater transparency.




The Rx T. Rexes will visit offices on Capitol Hill today and make stops in all 50 states ? including the Illinois Capitol and various legislative offices -- roaring about the need to lower prescription drug prices. AARP members nationwide will join them for "Take a Bite Out of Rx Prices" Day, calling their members of Congress and urging them to advance legislation in the House and Senate.




Media can follow the Rx T. Rex trek on Twitter using #StopRxGreed.



WHO:

Rx T. Rexes, AARP's drug-price-fighting mascot


Megan O'Reilly, AARP VP of Government Affairs (available for interviews)



WHEN:

Tuesday, October 29, 2019



WHERE:

Capitol Hill


AARP state offices nationwide

About AARP
AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

 

SOURCE AARP Illinois


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