From The Baltimore Sun

By Vincent DeMarco, Maryland Citizens Health Initiative

February 5, 2020


As I sat in the gallery watching the State of the Union as a guest of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, I was very disappointed to hear President Donald Trump talk about prescription drug affordability without mentioning the House-passed Elijah Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, HB 3 (“6 takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union speech,” Feb. 5). As Mr. Trump himself has recognized, the provision in HB 3 which would for the first time allow Medicare to negotiate with drug corporations is one of the best tools we can use to make high cost drugs more affordable.

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