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Lawmakers Driven to Tears Over Testimony on High Drug Costs

Democratic Representatives Bin Kelly (IL) and Rashida Tlaib (MI) are driven to tears on hearing testimony from several witnesses, including… read more

Democratic Representatives Bin Kelly (IL) and Rashida Tlaib (MI) are driven to tears on hearing testimony from several witnesses, including Sa'ra Skipper, about the personal impact of high drug costs such as insulin. Ms. Skipper recalls being suicidal and wondering how her mother would cope after loosing her employer health coverage, and she says she became suicidal because she didn't want to struggle. Unable to question to witnesses because she became upset, Representative Kelly defers to her colleague, Representative Tlaib, who also becomes upset. "There's no sense of urgency," Tlaib says. However, she pledges to do all she can during her time in Congress to "humanize the impact and push back against corporate greed." close

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Lawmakers Driven to Tears Over Testimony on High Drug Costs

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House Committee
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House Committee
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2154, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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