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White House yanks drug 'rebate' plan to lower costs for some

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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:33 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is withdrawing a plan that would have eased the financial bite of drug costs for people on Medicare by allowing them to receive rebates that drugmakers now pay insurers and middlemen.

The plan from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was once highly promoted, but ran into opposition within the White House.

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