“Democrats are putting a political pothole in the way of bipartisan drug pricing bills.” These words weren’t said by President Trump or some conservative pundit. They were actually a headline by the left-leaning Washington Post.

Why? Because the U.S. House and Senate, after months of negotiations, were ready to pass a bill with three popular bipartisan measures to lower prescription drug costs and increase competition from generic drug makers. Our congressman, Jim Hagedorn, supported these measures. He recognizes the need to drive down drug costs.

At the last minute, Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to use a bipartisan bill on lowering drug costs to fund a partisan bailout of Obamacare, even though she knows it will never pass the Senate.

Rather than lowering drug costs for all Americans, Speaker Pelosi chose politics over people and even the Washington Post called her out on it.

This issue matters so much to me, because I've been a Type 1 diabetic for more than 50 years. Congressman Hagedorn is trying to make life better for me and others who rely on expensive drugs to keep us alive.

Hagedorn understands what it means to put the American people over politics. Why doesn’t Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic Party?

Juleen Breitbarth

Truman

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