Champaign town hall 002

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign-area residents concerned about rising prescription drug prices will have an opportunity to become educated at a town hall on Monday, March 9th, presented by State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) and State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill).  

This is the first of a series of town halls that will be held across the state to discuss a package of bills to combat high prescription drug prices. 

“We in the General Assembly are aware of the growing difficulty Illinoisans are encountering regarding prescription drug prices,” Senator Bennett said. “Senator Manar and I would like to reach out to all who need our assistance, as this is just one of the many important health care issues that Illinois residents are facing today.”  

After Gov. JB Pritzker signed Manar and Bennett’s historic legislation to cap co-payments for insulin to $100 per month for all patients into law last month, thetwo legislators gained momentum to continue taking serious action to tackle high prescription drug prices and hold pharmaceutical companies accountable.

“This town hall will allow us to bring back the very real concerns the people in my district have back to Springfield as we work toward this reform,” Bennett said.

This event is co-sponsored by the NAACP Champaign County, Champaign County Health Consumers, AARP Illinois and Protect Our Care - Illinois. The town hall event will be located on the fourth floor of the Illinois Terminal Building (45 E. University Ave., Champaign) at 5:30 p.m.

For questions or additional information, Bennett urges residents to contact his office at 217-355-5252 or visit SenatorBennett.com.

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Champaign Office:
45 E. University Suite 206
Champaign, IL 61820
P: (217) 355-5252

Danville Office:
201 N. Vermilion St. Suite 323
Danville, IL 61832
P: (217) 442-5252

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311C State House
Springfield, IL 62706
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