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Cummings, Sanders Close To Finishing Drug-Price Negotiation Bill

February 16, 2017
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) are close to finishing a bill to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices with drug makers, which they had planned to present to the president in person, but it’s not clear that that meeting will still take place. President Donald Trump said Thursday (Feb. 16) that Cummings canceled a meeting between the two to discuss policies to curb drug price increases because Cummings was worried that it would look bad. Trump...

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