Progressives In House Growing Ever More Frustrated With How Democratic Leadership Is Working On Drug Pricing

Some angry progressives say the secrecy being employed by leadership is akin to how Republicans drafted legislation to repeal and replace the health law. At issue is a plan House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office has been working on for months that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, a top priority for Democrats and one that the party stressed in its campaign last year to win back the House. Meanwhile, Republican senators are asking pharmaceutical companies for their suggestions to lower costs, and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) talks about her drug plan.