Skip to Main Content

Top of the morning to you. And a fine one it is. Crystal clear blue skies and deliciously cool breezes are greeting us today, which calls for a celebration with — you guessed it — a cup of stimulation. Our flavor of choice this week is Golden French Toast, for those keeping track. Despite the gorgeous weather, there is much to keep us in front of the laptop. This sounds familiar, yes? So time to get started with a few tidbits. Have a wonderful day, and drop us a line if you hear anything interesting. …

The biggest-spending lobbying organization in the country, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, adamantly opposes Democratic Party ideas for drug pricing reform, saying they are unwelcome government price controls. But other groups representing the largest businesses in the country want wide-reaching reforms to help lower the cost of insuring their employees, STAT explains. These include Walmart (WMT), Tesla (TSLA), Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), IBM (IBM), Boeing (BA), and Walt Disney (DIS). Where business groups stand is an important dynamic because one of the most controversial parts of drug pricing negotiations is how far reforms would extend to employer-sponsored insurance.

Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free!


Create a display name to comment

This name will appear with your comment