Small Business Owners Want Big Changes to Lower Drug Costs

Almost 90% of small business owners said the cost of prescription drugs is too high and 63% have an unfavorable view of pharmaceutical companies, according to a recent survey of 1,052 small business owners conducted by the lobbying group Small Business for America’s Future. Among the survey respondents, 66% said the current prescription drug market is in need of a major overhaul and 93% agree that the market needs some changes. Survey respondents supported a variety of solutions to bring down prescription drug costs, with the largest share backing a ceiling for out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries.

SOURCE: “Survey: Small Business Owners Say High Drug and Healthcare Costs are an Urgent Problem That is Keeping Them From Growing,” Small Business for America’s Future, May 18, 2021. Visit

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Jinghong Chen

Jinghong Chen Reporter

Jinghong has been producing infographics and data stories on employer-sponsored insurance, public health insurance programs and prescription drug coverage for AIS Health’s Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits since 2018. She also manages AIS Health’s annual executive compensation database for top insurers and Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates. Before joining AIS Health, she interned at WBEZ, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times Chinese. She graduated from Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on data journalism and international reporting.

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