How House Democrats would expand Medicare and Medicaid and lower prescription drug costs

By: - September 17, 2021 6:00 am

The proposal would allow the federal government to negotiate over the prices of hundreds of drugs, including insulin, and to penalize drugmakers that hike prices faster than inflation. Those changes, which are part of a separate bill, HR 3, have been projected to save $456 billion over a decade. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — New Medicare benefits for older Americans, like dental care.

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Louisiana Illuminator. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.