Costly prescription drugs could become available to Washingtonians in the form of far less expensive generic products, thanks to legislation signed into law Wednesday by the governor. “It’s common knowledge that Americans pay far more for everyday prescription drugs than our neighbors to the north and south,” Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim), said. “People shouldn’t have to go broke paying for common drugs like insulin instead of the less costly, generic alternatives commonly available in other countries.” Senate Bill 5203, sponsored by Van De Wege, authorizes the state Health Care Authority (HCA) to partner with other states, state agencies and non-profit entities to produce, distribute or purchase generic drugs and would require state-purchased health insurance programs to procure generic drugs ...Read More
Although pandemic safety measures will be observed throughout the 2021 legislative session,
About Sen. Kevin Van De Wege
Kevin has represented the communities of the 24th Legislative District for 10 years in the House followed by the past four years in the Senate, where his priorities are the creation of rural, family-wage jobs, access to health and long-term care, and quality education.
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Sen. Kevin Van De Wege In The News
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