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Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposed Prescription Drug Rebate Rule

February 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s proposed rule to overhaul the current rebate system for prescription drugs and Medicare:

“The Trump Administration’s rebate proposal puts the majority of Medicare beneficiaries at risk of higher premiums and total out-of-pocket costs, and puts the American taxpayer on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars.

“Experience tells us that merely trusting Big Pharma to lower its drug prices for consumers is not a solution, it’s a prescription for more of the same.  Under the Trump Administration’s proposal, Big Pharma could see even bigger profits and even less restraint on what they charge seniors.

“President Trump must work with Congress to deliver the real, tough legislation needed to actually drive down the price of prescription drugs for seniors and families across America.”