Hill July 27, 2021
Timothy R. Homan

Meena Seshamani, director of the Center for Medicare, said drug companies, health care providers and the government need to do more for Americans who struggle to afford prescription drugs.

Speaking at The Hill’s “Making Medicare Work Better for Patients” event on Tuesday, Seshamani said Americans pay 2-3 times more for medicine than residents of other wealthy countries.

“If the prescription medications that people take to stay healthy are expensive and unaffordable, this presents a huge barrier to people being able to stay healthy and for all of us to make progress on improving our system,” she told The Hill’s Steve Clemons.

.@CMSGov Deputy Administrator and Director Dr. Meena Seshamani: “Americans pay 2-3 times more for their prescriptions drugs than...

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