Aug. 5, 2022

Top Things You Didn’t Know About Congress’ Drug Pricing Bill

Top Things You Didn’t Know About Congress’ Drug Pricing Bill

Congress inches closer to a massive, 725-page spending bill referred to as “Reconciliation.” It includes several drug pricing provisions that claim to lower Rx costs for seniors. But a closer look reveals that those savings aren’t as widespread as patients might expect.

Terry and Dr. Bob recruit the help of Medicare policy expert Doug Badger to uncover the top facts about the bill that patients need to know. 

Plus, hear from Michael Riotto, a multiple myeloma warrior who recaps his experience at the We the Patients Fly-In, including health policies that directly impact his ability to access care. And correspondent Jess Wofford of Pittsburgh gives her perspective as a nurse and patient on PBM practices that hurt access to affordable care. 


Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 


Doug Badger, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation and The Galen Institute

Michael Riotto, Multiple Myeloma Journey Partner, HealthTree

Jess Wofford, Patient Correspondent


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Watch: Multiple Myeloma Advocate Michael Riotto in DC for We the Patients Fly-In

The Impact of HR5376 on Biopharmaceutical Innovation and Patient Health 

CBO Cost Estimate: Reconciliation Recommendations for Prescription Drug Legislation

John Vernon, Fewer Drugs, Shorter Lives, Less Prosperity: The Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research on Health and Wealth

The Financial Burden of PBM Benefit Design on People Using Specialty Medicines

It’s Time to Expose the Secret Drug Scam at the Heart of American Health Care

Patients Rising Concierge 

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