A flurry of proposed lawmakingcould add momentum to one of the few policy areas in which HouseDemocrats, Senate Republicans and the White House may be able tofind common ground. (Image: Shutterstock)

The next presidential primary contests are more than a yearaway. But presumed candidates are already trying to stake a claimto one of health care's hot-button concerns: surging prescription drug prices.

“This is a 2020 thing,” said Dr. Peter Bach, who directs theCenter for Health Policy and Outcomes at Memorial Sloan KetteringCancer Center in New York and tracks drug-pricing policy.

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