Rep. Jim Haadsma Takes On Big Pharma, Votes to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Michiganders

Representative Haadsma helped pass new legislation that will lower prescription drug prices

Rep. Jim Haadsma Takes On Big Pharma, Votes to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Michiganders

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Earlier this year, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 4348, 4351, and 4352, legislation designed to lower the costs of prescription drugs for Michiganders.

Representative Jim Haadsma joined with legislators from both parties to pass the bills, which will limit costs tacked on by licensing pharmacy benefits managers – middlemen who control whether patients can access their prescriptions and how much they pay.

Haadsma is currently serving his second term representing Michigan’s 62nd district, in Calhoun County, which includes the cities of Battle Creek, Springfield, and Albion. A native of Muskegon, Haadsma has spent more than three decades as a lawyer specializing in workers’ compensation and labor law.

“As we continue to work through the challenges presented by COVID-19,” Haadsma said in a statement, “it’s more important than ever that everyone has access to affordable healthcare.”