LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt, R-Porter Township, released the following statement Wednesday after Senate Democrats jammed through partisan legislation following orders from the governor to create a prescription drug board:
“These bills are not a solution to the problem of high prescription drug prices, and we know this because they’ve been taken directly from other states where there has been no real savings for patients. At worst, they could actually make it harder for patients to access medication they need.
“Sadly — and it’s clear to anyone who is watching — this legislation’s hurried passage is more about helping the governor pad her far-left, progressive resume than helping reduce prescription drug costs for the people of Michigan.
“I am ready and willing to work on real solutions to combat the rising costs of prescription drugs, but I was not sent to Lansing to help our governor veer left of California’s governor for whatever future primary aspirations those two might have. This fast-tracked legislation might be good for a press release, but it won’t help struggling Michiganders.”