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Hillary Clinton’s response to a question about her drug costs plan in Saturday’s presidential debate is likely to invite more scrutiny of a key part of that plan: her cap on out-of-pocket expenses.

During the Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, Clinton was asked about her proposal to limit out-of-pocket expenses to $250 per month, part of a broader plan to put the brakes on rising prescription drug costs. The critical question: wouldn’t that simply translate into higher insurance premiums for consumers?


Clinton’s answer: “There’s more to my plan than just the cap.”

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