After Demise Of Prop. 61, What’s In Store For Efforts To Curb High Drug Prices?
Roger Salazar is a Democratic strategist who was the spokesman for the Yes on 61 campaign joins UC Berkley’s Richard Scheffler to discuss the issue.
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The Reasoning Behind Prop. 61's Rejection By Californians
Californians rejected Proposition 61 this November, which would have mandated the state pay the same amount for prescription drugs that the Department of Veteran Affairs pays. The campaigns supporting and opposing this measure were the most expensive in California history, with the pharmaceutical industry spending $109 million. However, proponents had high profile figures like Bernie Sanders stumping on the ground for weeks prior to the election. (11/16)