Julie Rovner, KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, joined PBS NewsHour’s Laura Barrón-López on Friday to debate Senate Democrats’ proposals to let Medicare negotiate some drug costs, cap out-of-pocket drug prices for seniors and proceed funding for enhanced premium subsidies for folks shopping for medical insurance on the Inexpensive Care Act’s marketplaces.
Republicans and Democrats have been at odds over permitting Medicare to barter drug costs because the drug profit was handed in 2003.
The plan earlier than the Senate would begin with simply 10 medicine for value negotiations within the first yr, and it will not develop very a lot. However, Rovner notes, these might embrace among the costliest medicine, so the change might have an “outsized impression.” You’ll be able to watch the dialog right here.
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