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Trump to Unveil Drug Price Index in September Health-Care Speech

  • The president seeks to compete with Democratic proposals
  • Democrats won House in 2018 in part on health-care arguments
President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump

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President Donald Trump plans to introduce an “elaborate” plan to overhaul the nation’s health-care system in a major September speech, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Wednesday.

The plan is expected to include proposals to reduce drug prices -- including a long-promised order requiring Medicare to create an “international pricing index” to match drug prices to what other nations pay -- as well as a policy to protect sick people from discrimination by private health insurers and new programs to assist those without insurance, Conway said.