On Wednesday, March 10, Congressman Marion Berry introduced his own health care bill to the House. Bill H.R. 4813 has been referred to several house committees for consideration.
The bill includes several pieces of legislation that Congressman Berry has presented to the floor in the past including language for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate prices of pharmaceuticals for Medicare Part D recipients, eliminating pre-existing conditions, allowing drug importation that CBO has projected will save 50 billion alone over the next 10 years, exempting all pharmacies and pharmacists from DME accreditation, and no taxpayer funding for abortions.
"Health care reform must be deficit-neutral and must be fully paid for by squeezing out more savings from the pharmaceutical manufacturers and private insurance industry instead of cramming down hospitals and other providers and taxing Americans" said Berry.