Policy Options to Address Prescription Drug Costs and Affordability for Beneficiaries

Recent Proposed Legislation

“H.R.2139 – Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act.” Office of Congressman Lloyd Doggett. March 21, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/aQTt.

“S.908 – Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act.” Office of Senator Bernard Sanders. March 23, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/fykK.

“S.909 – Prescription Drug Price Relief Act of 2021.” Office of Senator Bernard Sanders. March 23, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/VwRt.

“S.920 – Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act.” Office of Senator Bernard Sanders. March 23, 2021. Available at  http://allh.us/bv9f.

“S.4199 – Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2020.” Office of Senator Chuck Grassley. July 2, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/78Cg.

“DeGette, Upton Unveil Next Steps for 21st Century Cures 2.0.” The Office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette. April 27, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/WgQV.

“H.R. 19 – Lower Costs, More Cures Act of 2019.” Office of Congressman Greg Walden. December 9, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/PJNm.

“H.R. 3 – Elijah Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act.” Office of Congressman Frank Pallone. September 19, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/PduM.

Key Resources

(listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)

“Essential Facts About Drug Pricing Reform: Allowing Medicare to Negotiate Drug Prices.” Martin, K. May 5, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/VmFf.

“Essential Facts About Drug Pricing Reform: Medicare Part D Redesign.” Martin, K. Commonwealth Fund. May 5, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/bBrR.

“Key Provisions of Drug Pricing Proposals.” LaRosa, J., Slifer, E. Commonwealth Fund. April 26, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/BHdC.

“A Status Report on Prescription Drug Policies and Proposals at the Start of the Biden Administration.” Cubanski, J., Freed, M., Neuman, T. KFF. February 11, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/aF7W.

“Pharmaceutical Spending.” Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2021. Available at http://allh.us/C4rv.

“Millions of Adults Skip Medications Due to Their High Cost.” Lewine, H. Harvard Health Blog. June 15, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/kV9c.

“Medicine Spending and Affordability in the U.S.” Aitken, M. IQVIA. August 4, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/mR6h.

“What Is an Inflationary Rebate, And How Can It Help Bring Down Drug Prices?” Noda, A., Miller, M. Arnold Ventures. July 22, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/Xkn6.

“Frequently Asked Question About Prescription Drug Pricing and Policy.” Kirchhoff, S., Johnson, J., Thaul, S. Congressional Research Service. April 24, 2018. Available at http://allh.us/wycp.

“Getting to the Root of High Prescription Drug Prices: Drivers and Potential Solutions.” Waxman, H., Corr, B., Martin, K., et al. The Commonwealth Fund. July 2017. Available at http://allh.us/PkF4.

Additional Resources

“Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers’ Waivers for COVID Treatment Fees.” Appleby, J. Kaiser Health News. April 26, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/nAtv.

“Prospects for Drug-Pricing Reform Under a Biden-Harris Administration.” Silfer, E., LaRosa, J., Wyne, B. The Commonwealth Fund. March 23, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/cHEa.

“Follow the Dollar II.” PhRMA. February 1, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/eV8b.

“Prescription Drug Pricing Trends.” Griffin, J. JP Griffin Group. January 20, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/PyFT.

“Quick Take: Drug Prices.” Langreth, R. Bloomberg. September 16, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/8eDn.

“Impact of H.R. 3 as Passed by the House on Federal Spending and Drug Manufacturer Revenues.” Cole, M., Brantley, K., Stengel, K. Avalere. June 19, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/6XKH.

“Pricing and Payment for Medicaid Prescription Drugs.” Dolan, R., Tian, M. KFF. January 23, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/dYD9.

“How Congress Can Make Real Progress On Drug Prices.” Badger, D. The Heritage Foundation. December 9, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/4Cpx.

“Understanding The Senate Finance Committee’s Drug Pricing Package.” Sachs, R. Health Affairs. July 26, 2019.Available at http://allh.us/tqQ7.

“How High Prescription Drug Costs Harm Families.” Sanchez, D., Mendoza, J. Families USA. May 17, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/VBNh.

“Prescription Drug Pricing: An Overview of The Legal, Regulatory, and Market Environment.” Antos, J. AEI. July 23, 2018. Available at http://allh.us/PN9J.

“Here’s a Plan to Fight High Drug Prices That Could Unite Libertarians and Socialists.” Silver, C., Hyman, D. Cato Institute. June 21, 2018. Available at http://allh.us/pgDX.