Aug 2 • 24M

Ep. 58 - Two more healthcare proposals to consider

Matthew and Ron discuss the SMART Prices Act and eliminating cost differences between hospitals and offices

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Matthew Handley
Ron Howrigon
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This week on the FLATLINING Podcast, Matthew and Ron talk about Senator Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) SMART Prices Act which would speed up the drug price “negotiations” in the Inflation Reduction Act. They also talk about an idea that would eliminate the difference in costs between seeing a doctor at a hospital versus and office.


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Articles mentioned in this program:

Klobuchar, Welch, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Boost Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation, Lower Costs for Americans - Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Office

Text of the SMART Prices Act -

The SMART Prices Act Deserves a Failing Grade - RealClear Health

Fix Medicare Payments - RealClear Health