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At Health Care Action Day, GBIO and Coalition Partners Fight the High Cost of Prescription Drugs, Build Power for Year-Long Health Care Campaign

Leaders gather with MA legislators Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Christine Barber to target the high and rising cost of prescription drugs.
130 leaders from Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) and prescription drug affordability coalition partners – including Health Care for All, Mass Senior Action Council, JALSA, Right Care Alliance, Disability Policy Consortium, and SEIU1199 – gathered at the Massachusetts state house on June 12 to target the rising costs of prescription drugs via new laws in the fiscal 2020 budget as well as comprehensive legislation (H.1133/S.706).
Participants gathered outside the statehouse with MA Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Christine Barber, cosponsors of the bill, then 16 teams met with legislators and legislative aides to ask for their support of the bill and corresponding budget language.
This day of action was part of a broader GBIO Health Care campaign that will span the legislative session and build on past victories in health care.
The campaign has three aims:
  1. Limit the cost of expensive prescription drugs
  2. Remove the stumbling blocks to getting affordable care for mental health and substance use disorders
  3. Reduce out-of-pocket costs for healthcare

Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) - Calls for Leaders to Act on Criminal Justice, Housing and Healthcare

Over 900 people filled the main sanctuary pews and two overflow rooms at Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plains to call on elected officials to work with Greater Boston Interfaith Organization and the community to address equality and justice during these times of uncertainty.