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Blister pack with dollars instead of pills One sticking point of the bill is the lack of provision that’s been key for progressives—that federal officials be authorized to negotiate prices directly on at least 250 drugs. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It was negotiated behind closed doors, with progressive Democrats shut out of the process, so it’s an open question how they’ll react when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, unveils her drug pricing bill.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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