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Working Nevadans, Democrats agree on need for affordable health care

Today, political mailers imply that unions and their members, including the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, are on the side of the pharmaceutical industry and not patients. This kind of departure from the truth is outright dangerous. For decades, Culinary and its members have been at the forefront of fighting for a stronger health care system and lower drug costs. At a time when the pharmaceutical industry brings in extraordinary profits and Nevadans routinely pay more than three times what people in other countries pay for the same medicines, Democrats should be joining forces with groups like Culinary to win the fight for lower drug costs, not demonizing its accomplishments and its members.

Until every Nevadan can afford the medicine they need to stay alive, I’ll be fighting for affordability and access. I’ll need brave patients to tell their stories and organizations like Culinary and others join me in the arena.

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