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CBO: Pelosi's drug-negotiation proposal would save Medicare $345B

A provision in a bill introduced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that would permit HHS to negotiate prices for as many as 250 drugs per year would save Medicare $345 billion from 2023 to 2029 and lower pharmaceutical industry revenues by $500 billion to $1 trillion over 10 years, according to a preliminary analysis from the Congressional Budget Office. A separate analysis from the CMS Office of the Actuary found Pelosi's plan would reduce health care spending by $480 billion and save US households $158 billion over 10 years through lower premiums and reduced cost-sharing on drugs.

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