Karl Evers-Hillstrom

Lobbying World

Medicare has a herculean task ahead of setting up an infrastructure to take on an entirely new function for the program — regulating how much it pays for certain medications, and penalizing drug makers that hike prices faster than inflation. With new responsibility comes new bureaucracy, new documents obtained by STAT show.

First House office will hold union vote today

On the question of taking action to lower prescription drug prices, progressive lawmakers are of two minds. Some argue that Congress should simply pass legislation to allow the government to set the price for prescription medications. That approach, whether wise on policy grounds or not, at least has the virtue of fidelity to our constitutional …

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