Value-Based Pricing Bill with New Protections for Medicare and Medicaid Clears House Panel
Energy and Commerce Committee made some changes to a Trump-era regulation designed to make it easier for manufacturers to enter into value-based drug pricing contracts with commercial payers to limit unintended consequences for Medicaid and Medicare, but most Democrats say the tweaks don’t outweigh the harms of codifying the regulation.
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