HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » McConnell vowed to block ...

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:57 PM

McConnell vowed to block prescription drug plan that would save $345 billion

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised last month that he would block a drug pricing plan introduced in the House, calling it a "socialist" program that would do "damage to the healthcare system."

Now, new analysis by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has found that drug plan, put forward by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, would in fact save Medicare $345 billion over a decade.

The bulk of this savings would come from allowing the program to negotiate lower prices with pharmaceutical companies ó something that is currently banned by law ó to save money on the insulin and other expensive medications.

Pelosi unveiled the House Democratic plan, called the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, last month. She said the bill would be "transformative" in lowering the cost of prescription drugs.

https://shareblue.com/mitch-mcconnell-nancy-pelosi-medicare-prescription-drug-pricing-plan-345-billion-congress/

4 replies, 578 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply McConnell vowed to block prescription drug plan that would save $345 billion (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2019 OP
guillaumeb Oct 2019 #1
mucifer Oct 2019 #2
polichick Oct 2019 #3
guillaumeb Oct 2019 #4

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:08 PM

1. How much does McConnell receive from Big Pharma?

Voting matters, especially in Kentucky.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:10 PM

2. I think he gets paid directly from satan

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to polichick (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:18 PM

4. Thank you for the link.

From the link:

McConnell one of the beneficiaries

Congressional leaders, who also help fund the campaigns of party members, are a common target of pharmaceutical industry contributions. And with Republicans controlling what legislation comes up in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, also running for reelection, has seen an uptick in donations: He received more than $85,000 during the first half of the year, a record for him over the course of the past eight years.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread