White House and Pelosi part ways on relief for drug prices - (U.S. News & World Report via NewsPoints Desk)

  • The White House indicated Tuesday that US President Donald Trump is rejecting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's proposed legislation allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, as reported in U.S. News & World Report.

  • A senior White House official disclosed that the administration has concluded Pelosi's plan is "unworkable" and Trump will instead support bipartisan legislation pending in the Senate. 

  • According to the official, while Trump is not ideologically opposed to Medicare negotiating prices for medicines, Pelosi's approach cannot be quickly retooled.

  • Meanwhile, Pelosi spokesman Henry Connelly commented that "working people won't like it if [Trump] sells them out on one of the most important kitchen table issues in America right now."

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