Lobbyists Say Democrats Have New Plan For Passing Drug Pricing Bill

By John Wilkerson / June 11, 2021 at 7:45 AM
Democrats are considering adding Medicare drug price negotiation to the president’s American Families Plan and using budget reconciliation to pass it separately from the infrastructure bill, if a bipartisan deal is struck on infrastructure, drug and consumer lobbyists said. Yet key lawmakers are also going through the motions of negotiating a bipartisan drug-pricing bill. Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) said he has spoken with Republicans about the issue, and Sen. Chuck Grassley (IA), the Republican who wrote a...

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