Speaker’s Drug Price Plan “Unworkable,” Adviser Says
White House prefers Senate compromise bill
Talking to reporters on Friday, Joe Grogan, the head of the White House’s Domestic Policy Council, said the plan to lower drug prices being introduced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “unworkable.”
“Nancy Pelosi’s bill right now Is unworkable, it’s impractical, and it’s hyperpartisan and it is not going to pass in the current form,” he said.
Instead Grogan said he Is working with Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Wyden of Oregon on a bill that ties Medicare drug prices to the rate of inflation while capping what seniors pay out-of-pocket for their prescriptions. He said their compromise plan is “the product of a really good, bipartisan, collaborate approach to solving drug pricing.”
“We're done with ideas. Now we've got to get a solution, and we got to get a score by the Congressional Budget Office, we got to get a deal, we got to get on the president's desk,” he said.
It does not appear likely that legislation in either body will pass this year.
- That Congress would be able to resolve the best means for lowering prescription drug prices.
- For the work of President Trump and members of his Domestic Policy Council on health care in America.