May 15, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 81 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
HEALTHCARE PRICES; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 81
(House of Representatives - May 15, 2019)
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[Page H3800] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HEALTHCARE PRICES (Mrs. WAGNER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. WAGNER. Madam Speaker, I rise to support the Payment Commission Data Act, which would make prescription drug prices more transparent, and the BLOCKING Act, which would bring generic drugs to the market faster. I also support the Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act, which would prohibit drug companies from delaying the entry of generic drugs into the market. Unfortunately, Madam Speaker, Democrats have packaged these bills together with poison pills that would prevent States from offering lower cost healthcare plans. Democrats want to increase ObamaCare enrollment regardless of cost, but ObamaCare is not affordable for many Americans. The average monthly premium for a family of four is over $1,500, forcing Missourians to cut housing and child care so they can pay skyrocketing premiums. It is not a solution. We must take immediate action to allow States to promote choices and affordability. ____________________