We are a few legislative days from the Memorial Day recess with the trajectory of issues like drug pricing and surprise medical billing still emerging. The House has passed several drug pricing bills in the past month, with more to come this week. However, it is unlikely the Senate will simply take them up and pass them as the recently-passed House package included bills to strengthen the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which are unlikely to go anywhere in the Senate. It is widely expected that the drug pricing bills and surprise medical bill package will be included in the Senate’s cost-containment package, which is being developed by the key committees of jurisdiction in the Senate.
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