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Oppose SB 218

I strongly urge you to oppose SB 218. This misguided legislation will force Louisiana residents to foot the bill for unnecessary government intrusion into our health care system while achieving no decrease in costs for patients or employers who provide health care to their employees.

Lawmakers should focus on solutions that encourage competition and maximize the positive impact of market forces and market-based tools to drive down costs for small businesses, consumers and taxpayers.

SB 218 undermines the innovative ways job-creators provide lower-cost prescription drug options to their employees, and if passed would increase costs for everyone. In addition, this bill would increase the potential for prescription drug fraud, which would put Louisianans’ health and safety at risk.

We all agree prescription drug costs are too high, but this bill is not the solution.

I urge you to VOTE NO on SB 218.