FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 26, 2018
CONTACT: Madeleine Russak (626) 390-2158
DAVID YOUNG ATTEMPTS TO HIDE HIS RECORD OF VOTING TO INCREASE PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS
Des Moines, IA – Today, Congressman David Young tried to hide the fact that he’s repeatedly voted to increase out-of-pocket prescription drug costs by taking credit for the unanimous passage of the bipartisan Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018, legislation that will remove ‘gag clauses’ prohibiting pharmacists from telling consumers about the lowest prescription drug prices.
David Young, who is neither a co-sponsor nor a champion of this legislation, touted the bill’s unanimous passage in both the House and the Senate as proof of his record of, “working to lower prescription drug prices.” In reality, David Young has repeatedly voted to raise out-of-pocket drug expenses for Iowa seniors.
“Congressman Young has not been working to lower prescription drug prices. In fact, he’s not even a co-sponsor of this legislation,” said Madeleine Russak, spokesperson for Cindy Axne for Congress. “This is the latest attempt of David Young to hide from his record of repeatedly voting to raise out-of-pocket drug costs for Iowa seniors.”
David Young’s Record:
Earlier this month (54 days before the midterm elections), U.S. Congressman David Young, along with 27 vulnerable Republicans in Congress, introduced a non-binding “resolution” expressing concern for people with pre-existing conditions. The Resolution, which spokesperson for the campaign called “a thinly veiled attempt to protect David Young’s job,” will not protect a single Iowan with pre-existing conditions.
“This is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to protect David Young’s job, not Iowans with pre-existing conditions. It is insulting that David Young thinks Iowans will forget his voting record because he ‘expressed concern’ for people with pre-existing conditions 54 days before the election,” added Cindy Axne spokesperson Madeleine Russak. “But I am confident that Iowans will remember that David Young caved to Republican pressure and voted for the disastrous healthcare bill that would have gutted protections for people with pre-existing conditions.”