Obama 'missed opportunity' to address drug costs in Obamacare

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15 March 2019 - Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar said not doing more to address prescription drug prices in the Affordable Care Act was a "missed opportunity" by former President Barack Obama.

Klobuchar, in an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow that aired Friday morning, laid out policy positions on regulating large tech companies, addressing prescription drug prices and tackling the opioid epidemic. In all of her answers, however, Klobuchar said either the former Democratic president or some of her colleagues in Congress did not grasp the issues early on.

Klobuchar, one of more than a dozen Democrats running for president in 2020, has made prescription drug prices a paramount issue in both her Senate work and in her campaign. And her comments about Obama follow an earlier statement in which the Minnesota Democrat said high drug prices have been neglected "under any administration" in the last two decades.

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