WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar unveiled a new plan on Friday to help lower the cost of pharmaceuticals purchased by seniors in the wake of the White House scrapping its own ambitious drug cost plan.
Klobuchar’s proposal, which is also designed to invest in research for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and improving the stability of Social Security, would allow the government to negotiate Medicare Part D costs, which cover prescriptions for seniors.
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Klobuchar, a U.S. senator from Minnesota, would also allow people to order prescription drugs from countries like Canada, a proposal proponents say would lower costs.
Healthcare costs have become a central point of contention in the presidential election. The more than two dozen Democrats vying to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election have argued they would improve healthcare costs.
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