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Letter: We can reduce drug prices with single-payer program

We can reduce drug prices with single-payer program

The current price of drugs in the United States is determined by the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), a middleman that works with the drug companies that make the drugs and the health insurance companies that help pay the cost of these drugs.

If the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives would replace the PBM with a single-payer program that Canada and other countries have, we could lower the drug prices. Many members of Congress are given “kick back” payments to their re-election campaigns to keep this system in place.

It is time for Congress to represent the interests of voters and get the best prices for prescription drugs and to eliminate TV drug ads.

Kathleen Warren

Buffalo

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