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2019 Outlook: Drug Prices, Obamacare in Lawmakers’ Sights

Jan. 2, 2019, 10:46 AM

The Democrat-led House in the new Congress that begins Jan. 3 will double-down on health care as an issue, and the new GOP chairman of a key Senate committee is ready to focus on measures that could reduce drug prices.

Democrats, whose messaging around protecting insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions helped them win control of the House, say they’ll pay special attention to shoring up the Affordable Care Act in the coming year.

Meanwhile, Senate lawmakers are expected to focus on policy to reduce health-care costs, improve rural health care, and push back against surprise doctor bills. House ...

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