DNC Chairman Tim Kaine Issues Statement on Announcement That Pharmaceutical Industry Will Commit To Major Cost Reductions

Another Key Stakeholder Buys Into President’s Efforts To Fix Health Care, Continuing To Pave The Way For Reform This Year


Washington, D.C. – Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement on today’s announcement that pharmaceutical companies will take steps to significantly reduce the cost of health care over the next decade:


“Today's announcement that the pharmaceutical industry has agreed to a landmark deal to reduce the costs of health care coverage is an important marker in the drive to enact comprehensive health care reform. Coming on the heels of multiple public polls that show the American people overwhelmingly support the President's principles for health care reform, including a public health insurance option, today's announcement shows that momentum is clearly behind getting meaningful reform done this year that cuts costs, expands coverage and ensures choice.”