GOP PHYSICIANS: DRUG PRICE CONTROL WILL IMPACT PATIENT CARE
A group of Republican physicians in Congress are voicing their “strong opposition” to the prescription drug pricing control policies that were included in Democrats’ massive reconciliation package that cleared the Senate over the weekend.
“We write to express our strong opposition to the government drug price control policies in your reconciliation package,” the lawmakers wrote in their letter to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
The letter, which was written Friday, was shared on Monday by Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.).
“As medical providers and Members of Congress, we are deeply concerned with the harm these provisions will cause to patients across the country,” the lawmakers wrote.
The members of the GOP Doctors Caucus cited concerns from health care providers that the policies would result in limited access to care as well as a drastic drop in provider reimbursement.
The legislative package that addressed tax, health care and climate change issues was passed by the Senate on Sunday along 50-50 party lines, with Vice President Harris breaking the tie. The Democratic-controlled House is expected to take it up later this week.