|MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced appointments to serve on the Governor’s Task Force on Reducing Prescription Drug Prices. The task force was created through Executive Order #39 and is charged with making recommendations for reducing prescription drug prices in Wisconsin. The work of the task force will involve gathering and analyzing data on the development, pricing, distribution, and purchasing of prescription drugs. The task force will also analyze strategies utilized in other states to reduce prescription drug prices and identify opportunities to work with other states and the federal government.
“Wisconsinites are often forced to choose between paying for food, rent, and heat or life-saving medications,” said Gov. Evers. “Drug costs are simply out of control. It’s time we bring everyone to the table to find solutions that will help us reduce prescription drug prices paid by patients.”
“Reducing prescription drug costs in Wisconsin is essential to both help consumers limit their out-of-pocket expenses and to address overall healthcare cost increases,” said Deputy Insurance Commissioner and Task Force Chair Nathan Houdek. “I applaud Governor Evers for his leadership on this critical issue. I am confident that members of this task force will work together to find meaningful solutions that will have a positive impact on Wisconsinites who rely on prescription medications.”
Members of the Governor’s Task Force on Reducing Prescription Drug Prices includes:
The first meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Reducing Prescription Drug Prices is scheduled for November 20. A formal public meeting notice and agenda will be released in the coming weeks.
Members of the public and interested parties can submit comments to the task force or request to be added to the email distribution list by contacting [email protected].