Nov 13, 2019

Watch: Axios hosts a conversation on health care

Live from Washington, D.C., Mike Allen hosts a conversation on prescription drug pricing, featuring Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Sen. Ron Wyden, Sen. Mike Braun and Rep. Jan Schakowsky.

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Heath Care in 2020

Secretary Azar of the United States Department of Health and Human Services on the Axios stage. Photo: Ralph Alswang for Axios

Wednesday morning, Axios Co-founder Mike Allen hosted a series of one-on-one conversations exploring the challenge of rising drug costs, how policymakers are tackling the problem, and what is at stake in the next election.

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Watch: Axios hosts a conversation on affordable housing, education

Live from Washington, D.C., Mike Allen hosts a conversation on education policy, affordable housing and small business growth, featuring Rep. Bobby Scott, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. CEO Susanne Slater.

Azar: Trump says America should get "the best deal" on drug prices

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. Photo: Chuck Kennedy

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said at an Axios event on Wednesday that President Trump wants drug prices to be lower in the U.S. than in other developed countries, discussing the idea of "most favored nation status" to reflect that.

"[Trump's] view — which he’s articulated publicly — is that America ought to be getting the best deal among developed countries. That is the terminology of most favored nation status."
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