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Trump to Unveil Drug Price Index in September Health-Care Speech

Aug. 7, 2019, 6:03 PM

President Donald Trump plans to introduce an “elaborate” plan to overhaul the nation’s health-care system in a major September speech, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Aug. 7.

The plan is expected to include proposals to reduce drug prices -- including a long-promised order requiring Medicare to create an “international pricing index” to match drug prices to what other nations pay -- as well as a policy to protect sick people from discrimination by private health insurers and new programs to assist those without insurance, Conway said.

“We’re working every single day here,” Conway told reporters. “I’ve already been in...

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