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Omnibus Bill to Address Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Costs Sent to Governor

Contact Name: Sara Persechino

Phone: (603) 271-3479


CONCORD - Today, HB 1280, a comprehensive omnibus bill to increase prescription drug affordability and improve access to affordable health care was delivered to the Secretary of State. It next goes to the governor’s desk where he will have five business days to sign, veto, or allow the bill to become law without his signature.

Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes (D-Concord) issued the following statement in response:

“Granite State families will be navigating the devastating financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic for years. More than ever, no one should be forced to choose between their health and their financial security. New Hampshire families grapple every day with some of the highest health care costs in the nation, causing some Granite Staters to ration or delay doses of life sustaining medications. The measures taken in HB 1280 help deal with prescription drug costs, including an importation program of safe, low-cost prescription drugs from Canada, transparency and consumer protection, and the most progressive price cap on insulin in the nation. I urge Governor Sununu to sign HB 1280 into law or, at a minimum, allow it to become law without his signature. Lives are at stake -- the time to act is now.”


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