Johnnye Denman

Jackson, MS

“I am an elderly retiree with limited mobility, chronic pain, and some major health issues. I have little to no discretionary income after paying major expenses: housing, utilities, food, etc. That often includes not having money to buy the maintenance prescription medications I am supposed to take every day. When the cost is too high, I have no choice. When my last Epi-Pen (for severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening) needed to be replaced, there was no way I could pay for it, so I now do without and just hope I don’t desperately need one. It’s time for Congress to step up to the plate and do the right thing by passing a bill that will lower drug prices to the reasonable costs paid in other countries or allow us to buy them from Canada.”

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