PBS NewsHour

How Congress is trying to lower prescription drug costs

Clip: 12/12/2019 | 8m 51s Video has closed captioning.

Americans spend more on prescription drugs than any other country in the world: about $1,200 per person every year. One in four say the cost is problematic, and some say they haven’t taken their medicine as directed as a result. In Congress, both parties are looking to address the problem -- but with different approaches. William Brangham talks to Emmarie Huetteman of Kaiser Health News.

Aired: 12/12/19

Rating: NR

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