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340B drug program was created to help patients, not boost hospital profits

Enacted more than 25 years ago with bipartisan support, the 340B program was designed to help healthcare safety net providers deliver more affordable outpatient prescription drugs to vulnerable or uninsured patients. These safety net providers include certain hospitals, such as disproportionate share hospitals, or DSH hospitals, and children’s hospitals, as well as federal grantees, such… Read More »

Democrats, bruised by Obamacare fight, skeptical of Trump siding with them on drug prices

Democrats reacted with skepticism this week when President Trump decided to embrace a policy they favor and install price controls on certain Medicare drugs, a reaction that reflects the lingering resentment from 2017’s bruising fight over Obamacare repeal. Trump broke with traditional Republican policy when he announced a proposal Thursday to tie reimbursement for certain… Read More »