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Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson is a City Council member in Viroqua, WI and the Driftless Co-Op Organizer with Citizen Action of Wisconsin. He is a dedicated advocate for lower drug prices, universal health care, clean water, and racial and economic justice.

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Capping prescription drug costs is not a substitute for lowering prices

By: - April 25, 2022

Lawmakers in Congress have been promising to tackle rising drug prices for years, but so far there’s been little action. Now, Congress may be running out of time as bigger issues like the war in Ukraine and inflation crowd out long-standing issues with more immediate concerns. The outrageous price of medicines has made prescription drug […]

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Prescription drug costs relief awaits Senate action

By: - December 20, 2021

For too long Wisconsinites have had to pay too much to get the prescription drugs that we depend on. We pay three times more for the same medications as people do in other countries, leaving many people having to ration pills or forgo essential medications altogether because of cost. In 2017, more than 20% of […]