Pelosi plan to lower drug prices faces political challenges

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) bill to lower drug prices is facing new challenges as congressional Democrats debate changes to the plan, The Hill reported.

Centrist Democrats are warning leadership that if the plan moves further to the left, it could start to lose support and votes. Others are pushing for stronger reforms to “toughen up” the legislation.

“Pelosi will have to thread the needle between these dueling factions as she plans to bring the measure to the floor as soon as mid-November,” the report reads.

Pelosi introduced the plan in September, calling the bill The Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The plan enables the HHS to negotiate lower prices for hundreds of Medicare drugs––something currently prohibited under law.

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