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Democrats Unveil Bill to Reduce Prescription Drug Prices

HeadlineJan 11, 2019

Back on Capitol Hill, Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders was joined Thursday by Democratic House members as they introduced legislation to dramatically roll back prices that Americans pay for prescription drugs. The bills would allow the Health and Human Services secretary to negotiate for lower prices while pegging the price of prescription drugs to the median price in five industrialized countries. They would also allow Americans to import lower-cost drugs from Canada and other countries. This is Ilhan Omar, freshman congressmember from Minnesota.

Rep. Ilhan Omar: “I believe that healthcare is a basic human right. … Americans pay the highest prices to access the drugs in the world, including three times the price of drugs in Great Britain alone. And instead of taking donations from pharmaceutical industry, we need to hold them accountable for taking advantage of the American people. Medications are too expensive, and we must act boldly to lower prices.”

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