It’s a familiar cry — senior citizens are paying too much for prescription drugs. That’s according to a new study being touted by First District Congressional candidate Ann Hutchinson. It shows seniors spent about 86-billion dollars on pharmaceuticals last year, an amount that’s expected to double in the next six years.Hutchinson, a Democrat and the mayor of Bettendorf, supports House Resolution 14-hundred, a bill proposed by Congressman Tom Allen of Maine. It’s called the Prescription Drug Fairness for Seniors Act.Hutchinson says the resolution has been signed by all democrats in the House and not one Republican, so it hasn’t been debated. Hutchinson is facing Republican Congressman Jim Nussle in November.
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