According to CBS Newsplex, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are among the Senators who are sponsoring legislation to allow the government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to reduce costs for seniors, which would be a significant change to the current Medicare benefit. The bill could provide a way to reduce the rising cost of prescription drugs for seniors and could make a big difference in their choice of paying for food or paying for drugs.
Senator Kaine is up for reelection in 2018. Virginia voters who care about health care (which should be everyone) should remember proposed legislation like this, which improves the lives of our seniors. This is especially true when considering Republican candidates, which as a group are intent on repealing Obamacare, and substituting in programs that will knock 20 million or more voters off of health insurance (according to the Congressional Budget Office), including 62,000 citizens in the Ninth District.