Rep. Andy Kim’s health care bill approved by the full House

June 17, 2019
In The News

Kim’s bill, known as the SAVE Act, was incorporated into expansive legislation approved by the House Thursday to both buttress the Affordable Care Act and curb prescription drug prices.

Another milestone was cleared by freshman Congressman Andy Kim, who celebrated the House’s passage last week of legislation he penned to try to bring down the cost of health care.

Kim’s bill, known as the SAVE Act, was incorporated into expansive legislation approved by the House on Thursday to both buttress the Affordable Care Act and curb prescription drug prices.

The 234-183 vote was divided largely along party lines, with only five Republicans supporting the bill, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act.

While the legislation contains several measures intended to bring down the high cost of prescription drugs, including a prohibition on brand-name drug manufacturers paying the producers of lower-cost generic drugs to keep their versions off the market, the bill’s health care components are expected to doom it in the Republican-controlled Senate.

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