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Arizona's McSally releases drug pricing legislation

Posted at 12:38 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 14:38:19-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally has introduced long-promised legislation aimed at reducing drug prices, particularly for seniors on Medicare.

McSally's proposal comes as she ramps up a tough election campaign in which health care is likely to figure prominently.

McSally's bill opens the door to allowing Medicare to negotiate the prices for some drugs, which Republicans have long resisted. But Democrats say it falls far short of delivering the sort of drug price relief that Americans need.

McSally said her bill is based on “the art of the possible" and seeks to advance ideas she believes can garner enough support to pass.