Rep. Spanberger discusses efforts to lower prescription drug costs

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Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 3:22 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - 7th District Representative Abigail Spanberger is taking part in discussions to lower the costs of prescription drugs.

Rep. Spanberger joined AARP’s state director Wednesday, July 27, to talk about a bill currently in the Senate. The proposed legislation would give Medicare the power to negotiate prices with drug companies.

“These reforms would drive costs down for Virginia seniors, but they would also save the federal government billions of dollars. I’m going to repeat, billions with a ‘B’ over the next 10 years,” Spanberger said.

Wednesday’s discussion was hosted by Invest in America.

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