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I have been struggling for several years treating Type 2 Diabetes. Having it is bad enough, but the stress of paying for the insulin and all the drugs needed to prevent problems related to diabetes continues to mount as I grow older.

I am glad to hear the Democrats in Congress are standing up to “big pharma” in Washington and trying to lower drug costs now. I understand their recently passed bill, the “Lower Drug Costs Now” Act, would help people like me by letting Medicare negotiate prices, lowering them on behalf of patients. As a voter and as a disease patient, I am thankful for this bill and demand support for it on behalf of all seniors with similar problems.

I am extremely distressed that my current representative in Congress, Lee Zeldin, is not supporting this bill.

Hazel Atkinson

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