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Sat Dec 21, 2019, 10:43 AM

GOP Sen. Grassley says Mitch McConnell sabotaged support for his drug pricing bill



GOP Sen. Grassley says Mitch McConnell sabotaged support for his drug pricing bill
Published Wed, Dec 18 20194:42 PM ESTUpdated Wed, Dec 18 20196:10 PM EST
Berkeley Lovelace Jr.


Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said Wednesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is responsible for his colleagues’ apparent lack of enthusiasm about his bipartisan bill to lower drug prices.

When asked by reporters during a briefing why more Senate Republicans haven’t supported the legislation, the Senate Finance Committee chairman said because McConnell “asked them not to.”

“The president wants it!” Grassley said, according to a recording of the briefing.

Grassley and McConnell have reportedly been at odds over the bipartisan measure, which has support from President Donald Trump and many Senate Democrats.

When asked for comment, a spokesperson for McConnell directed CNBC to a report where McConnell is quoted saying the Senate’s path forward on drug costs is still “under discussion” and he is “looking to do something on drug pricing.”

Grassley and ranking Democrat Ron Wyden, of Oregon, advanced the broad drug pricing bill through committee in July. Looking to gain more Republican support, the lawmakers unveiled a revamped version of the bill earlier this month. The bill would make changes to Medicare by adding an out-of-pocket maximum for beneficiaries and capping drug price increases at the rate of inflation, among other measures.

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marble falls Dec 2019 #1
dalton99a Dec 2019 #2
empedocles Dec 2019 #6
2naSalit Dec 2019 #4
marble falls Dec 2019 #5
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:15 AM

1. Because Moscow's Mitch is also BigPharma's Mitch ...

and he worked with Bush to push the MediCare prescription bill that specifically banned the government from being able to negotiate drug prices. As I recall Grassely voted for it, too.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:18 AM

2. +1. Lots of Pharma whores on the Hill

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:37 AM

6. Campaign+, fund raising made easy

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:27 AM

4. He and his spouse have tentacles in soooo many things...nt

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:28 AM

5. They've built an amazing pile of money together.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:25 AM

3. according to McConnell

"that's socialism"

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