Cassidy Health Care Proposal | The Daily Caller

The senator, along with GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, wrote a bill last fall that would have drastically cut down on federal spending toward Obamacare and gave greater flexibility to states in how they chose to implement the health care law.

Cassidy and his team are now focusing their efforts away from repeal and replace and are more focused on how the Senate can provide consumers relief from skyrocketing health care costs.

Cassidy, along with GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Todd Young of Indiana, along with Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Michael Bennet of Colorado and Tom Carper of Delaware, is already pushing what he calls a “health care price transparency initiative.” (RELATED: Senators Attack Health Care Prices)

The Trump administration is likely to back initiatives related to lower drug costs and deregulation–two key campaign platforms of the president in 2016.

President Donald Trump preview his administration’s February campaign to lower drug costs in his first State of the Union Address this year, claiming it among the top priorities for 2018.

“One of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs. In many other countries, these drugs cost far less than what we pay in the United States. That is why I have directed my administration to make fixing the injustice of high drug prices one of our top priorities. Prices will come down,” the president said.

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