08 Dec The Hill: Bipartisan group of senators seek to block Trump cuts to drug discount program
“Six senators, including three Republicans, are asking GOP leadership to block a Trump administration rule that slashes funding for a federal drug discount program.
The program, called 340B, requires drug companies give discounts to health-care organizations that serve high volumes of low-income patients.
But a new rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which takes effect Jan. 1, cuts Medicare payments to hospitals enrolled in the program by $1.6 billion.
The senators are urging the cuts to be reversed in the year-end spending deal.”