Buttigieg Displays Appetite For Aggressive Drug Pricing Reform With New Plan That Steps Away From Middle Ground

While South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has struck a more moderate tone on other health care policies, his newly released drug pricing plan embraces strategies that have been considered radical. Among other proposals, his plan would direct the HHS secretary to negotiate lower prices for expensive drugs and would penalize drug companies with rapidly escalating taxes if they couldn’t agree with the federal government on a price.

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