Henry Waxman
Ex-U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) says in a Health Affairs commentary that criticism of the drug discount program often “reflect[s] a misunderstanding of Congress’ intent.”

340B’s Critics Often Misunderstand its Intent, Ex-House E&C Chair Waxman Says in Health Affairs Commentary

Henry Waxman, a California Democrat who was one of the original sponsors of the 340B law when it was created in 1992, says in a commentary in Health Affairs that criticism of the drug discount program often “reflect[s] a misunderstanding of Congress’ intent.”

Waxman served in the House for 40 years including as House Energy and Commerce Committee (E&C) chair and ranking Democrat. E&C has jurisdiction over the 340B program. Waxman was health subcommittee chair when the 340B law was drafted thirty years ago and was E&C Chairman when the 340B law was expanded to additional hospitals as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. 

Henry Waxman, a California Democrat who was one of the original sponsors of the 340B law when it was created in 1992, says in a commentary in Health Affairs that criticism of the drug discount program often “reflect[s] a misunderstanding of Congress’ intent.”

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