Thorn Run Partners’ Senior Vice President Shea McCarthy recently commented in Inside Health Policy on President Trump recent tweets on drug pricing directed at House Republicans. While some commenters have suggested that President Trump should focus his efforts on Senate Republicans, who could be key in advancing bipartisan drug pricing reforms, Mr. McCarthy pointed out that the President’s recent comments could provide political cover for the GOP to oppose the drug pricing measure crafted by House Democrats. “As Speaker Pelosi prepares to tee up a politically challenging vote in December on drug pricing, the President’s positioning could provide some political cover for House Republicans on the issue,” Mr. McCarthy said. “House Democrats are attempting to outflank the GOP on drug pricing, and President Trump’s tweets provide Republicans with a compelling reason to vote ‘no.'"
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