ACA repeal and replace will include action on drug prices, Spicer says

President Donald Trump plans to tackle high drug prices through his ACA replacement, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said during a Monday press briefing.

President Trump has been a vocal critic of the pharmaceutical industry in recent weeks, saying drugmakers are "getting away with murder" at his Jan. 11 press conference.

"I'm sure you've heard the president the last few weeks talk about the price of pharmaceutical drugs, and the need to get those prices down and bring manufacturing back in the pharmaceutical industry to benefit the country," Mr. Spicer said when asked about Mr. Trump's plan to meet with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) about high drug prices.

"He understands as we reform healthcare, as we repeal and replace Obamacare, that getting a hold of the cost of prescription drugs to give more people access to them, but also to allow greater access in healthcare — greater plans in healthcare, that's going to be key part of it," Mr. Spicer said.

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