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Pelosi to change drug-pricing plan after progressive complaints | TheHill

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is making changes to her drug pricing plan after complaints from the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC).

Pelosi told lawmakers, including the heads of the Progressive Caucus, during a private meeting Wednesday night that she had heard their complaints.

The CPC chairpeople, Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), had been sharply criticizing the emerging outline of Pelosi’s plan to lower drug prices for only requiring Medicare to negotiate prices on a minimum of 25 drugs per year. The progressives said that number of drugs was far too small and would not do enough to bring prices down.

Pelosi told Pocan and Jayapal Wednesday night that she had heard that complaint and that the plan would increase the number of drugs to be negotiated to be somewhere around 250 drugs, according to Pocan.

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