Clinton Facing Pressure From Sanders To Support Calif. Initiative On Drug Prices
The ballot measure would give California health agencies the ability to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to lower drug costs for 5 million people who are on Medicaid plans and those enrolled in the HIV/AIDS drug assistance program. Also, a look at how experts are parsing Clinton's proposal to extend Medicare to people 55 and older.
Sanders Pressures Clinton To Back Drug Price Initiative
Hillary Clinton is under mounting pressure from supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to back California’s ballot measure aimed at reducing steep drug prices ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday. The first-in-the-nation ballot measure would allow California’s health agencies to negotiate directly with drug companies to lower drug costs. (Ferris, 6/4)
The Fiscal Times:
Clinton’s Plan To Extend Medicare Raises Red Flags
Hillary Clinton last month dusted off a long-standing proposal of hers to expand health care coverage by allowing uninsured people 55 and older to qualify for Medicare – the government health care program for the elderly. ... her idea is generating substantial buzz among health care experts and professionals, some of whom question whether it would be a panacea for millions of uninsured Americans or a “bad fit” for a health care system that has been revolutionized by the Affordable Care Act. (Pianin, 6/5)