Why Democrats desperately need to cut prescription drug prices

Posted on AllSides September 22nd, 2021
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Democrats can’t do much on health care if they don’t cut prescription drug costs.

Democrats had big dreams for health care reform this year. In the forthcoming budget reconciliation bill, they planned to cover millions of uninsured people and offer dental and vision benefits to people on Medicare, while also cutting prescription drug costs.

But now those grand ambitions are crashing against the hard reality of legislating with incredibly narrow margins in Congress. If only a few members balk at what the Biden White House and Democratic leaders want to do, that could be enough to doom...

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