10/22/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/22/2019 21:05
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman David Schweikert introduced two amendments during the House Ways and Means Committee markup of healthcare legislation seeking to create alternative federal payment models to finance curative drugs and to advance medication adherence.
'To address lowering prescription drug prices, we must discuss the development of innovative drugs that will help cure our brothers and sisters with chronic conditions. H.R. 3 would create fewer cures and would stifle innovation. My amendments would help to ensure we are working to future-proof our health care policies and provide patients with disruptive health care therapies, cures, and innovation.' saidCongressman David Schweikert
The two amendments introduced can be found below:
These amendments were not adopted. Ways and Means Committee Democrats rejected all twenty-six bipartisan amendments offered by Republicans.