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The VA negotiates medication prices. I think government and private hospitals, clinics and pharmacies should be able to do so too.

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Especially CMS - the explicit prohibition on negotiating drug prices charged to Medicaid and Medicare was an egregious give-away of tax money to private shareholders. I believe it contributed directly to price spikes. My brother just informed me that Lantus has increased to over $400 per vial, from $95 or so in 2010. Talk about sucking at the government teat!

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Especially CMS - the explicit prohibition on negotiating drug prices charged to Medicaid and Medicare was an egregious give-away of tax money to private shareholders.

An egregious give-away written into the Medicare Part D law by the Republicans, who are always looking out for their well-heeled friends ...

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I disagree with Trump on vaccinations. However, I do agree with him on competitive bidding on pharmaceuticals.

Trump Attacks Pharma in First Press Conference Since Election

I agree with as well on at least some form of price controls, but I doubt he has any better chance of getting that through the republican house than Obama did in his multiple tries.

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