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A key Senate committee is pushing forward with a surprisingly ambitious plan to lower drug prices as well as other health care costs.

The bipartisan pair atop the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee formally introduced a major health care package Tuesday and simultaneously scheduled a vote on the measure for next week. It will be the first time a major Senate committee has taken up drug pricing legislation this year.


Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) first unveiled a discussion draft of the package last month. The legislation introduced Tuesday retains most of the policies related to drug pricing, including language that aims to prevent spread pricing and ensure timely access to generic drugs.

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  • Bravo Senate !!!!! Govern the PBM’s and stop them from fleecing America and we’ll all see how much money will be saved. The Attorney General’s from 31 states are investigating PBM’s. They all can’t be wrong !!!!!!

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