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Kucinich speaks on Issue 2

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On November 7th, Ohio voters will decide on an issue that would require state agencies and programs like Medicaid to pay no more for prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs pay for drugs. On November 7th, Ohio voters will decide on an issue that would require state agencies and programs like Medicaid to pay no more for prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs pay for drugs.

A former Ohio Congressman is throwing is support behind State Issue 2.

On November 7th, Ohio voters will decide on an issue that would require state agencies and programs like Medicaid to pay no more for prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs pay for drugs. This currently by law is 24 percent less than the average wholesale price. Former U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich this past week has thrown his support for State Issue 2 and says that voting yes could save the Ohio taxpayers $400 million dollars as the state will be able to negotiate lower prices with drug companies. 


"Ohioans have the chance by voting yes on Issue 2, to send a message to the whole country , we are not standing for it any more. We want the same low price that the veterans administration gets and guess what, all over American private organizations are forcing manufactures to drive down the price, they are forming buying groups. We got one of the biggest buying groups anywhere, the State of Ohio. Get a better price, that is what it's all about," says Kucinich.

Ohioans Against the Deceptive RX Ballot Issue says if Issue 2 passes, the lower drug prices would be for people that get drugs through state programs like Medicaid and not for people on private insurance. And they claim that passing the issue could raise drug prices for the Veterans Administration and for others in the state and require the State of Ohio to pay any attorney fees for the issue supporters if there is a legal dispute with the issue. 
 

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