WASHINGTON — In one of his last moves before retirement, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) slammed one of the Trump administration’s splashiest drug pricing plans and called for his colleagues to limit the power of the Trump administration to pursue the proposal.

Until now, Hatch has largely refrained from openly criticizing the Trump administration’s drug pricing plans, even as some have broken with Republican orthodoxy. Wednesday’s letter is perhaps the clearest sign to date of tensions emerging in the Republican party over the administration’s’ drug pricing policies.

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  • The HHS Newsletter explained that charging the same prices as other countries do, would lead to socialism. It shows how desperate these industry insiders are to keep exploiting and gouging the American people. It is time for Universal Healthcare. 70 percent of Americans agree. American healthcare is more of a criminal conspiracy than a healthcare system.

    Orin Hatch has taken millions of dollars from pharma, no one can expect him to act in the interests of the American people. Those pharn a industry lobbyists get what they pay for.

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