Rep. Richard DeBolt speaks on the House floor in support of prescription drug cost transparency

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, speaks on the House floor in favor of a bill that would make prescription drug costs more transparent. The 20th District lawmaker says the monopolistic power of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) has grown too large. DeBolt notes they often reimburse companies they own differently than the ones they don’t. DeBolt says their manipulation of the prescription drug market is causing rising costs for pharmacy businesses and consumers. House Bill 1224 was approved by the House, 80-18.


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