Senator Braun pushing for cheaper prescriptions

Senator Mike Braun is pushing a few bills helping lower the cost of healthcare.

Posted: Apr 3, 2019 8:58 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2019 10:33 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WFFT) - President Donald Trump doesn't want to see a bill repealing the affordable care act until after the 2020 election.

This comes as Senator Mike Braun is pushing a few bills helping lower the cost of healthcare.

One of those bills focuses on lowering prescription drug costs.

He said his proposal should actually help lower the price you pay at the pharmacy.

"The industry has been very resistant in terms of changing," said Braun.

That's why Braun is taking on the drug companies.

He said the bill will essentially eliminate the middle man and ban rebates for pharmacy managers.

"To get them to do a better job at being competitive and transparent offers us a better," Braun said.

The Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a similar rule, but it only applies to Medicaid and Medicare plans, something Indianapolis based Eli Lilly welcomes.

A spokesman said in a statement to FOX 55 "the rule will shift the focus to demonstrating the value for our medicines and partnering with health insurers and systems to improve quality, outcomes and lower overall medical costs. Patients should directly benefit from price reductions and concessions in federal and commercial plans. This rarely occurs today."

Braun said this step is important if Republicans in Washington want to get rid of Obamacare.

"Tell them if you don't get with it, there's another point of view out here that wants Medicare for all, or as leader Mitch McConnell describes it, it will be Medicare for none, as the alternative," Braun said.

He said the only way to get rid of the Affordable Care Act is if something else is there to take its place.

"Lets get our ducks in a row this time so when we do come out with something, we can have it in companion with the talk of repeal," Braun said.

Tuesday, Trump said he wants to delay rolling out a plan until after the 2020 election.

"I want to put it after the election because we don't have the house. So even though the healthcare is good. It's really good. It's much better-- when the plan comes out, which we'll be showing you at the appropriate time, it's much better than Obamacare," said Trump.

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