Opinion of Others: Healthcare: Allowing Prescription Imports from Canada – Austin Daily Herald

Opinion of Others: Healthcare: Allowing Prescription Imports from Canada - Austin Daily Herald

The Free Press, Mankato, Minn.

Long-time Republican congressman Gil Gutknecht was seen as a rebel in his party when he proposed to make the importation of prescription drugs from Canada legal. It was in the 1990s.

Today, the market-based approach to lowering prescription drug prices remains illegal. But maybe not for long.

A bipartisan plan from Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., And Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, calls for open markets so individuals can purchase prescription drugs in Canada.

We supported the idea when Gutknecht represented Minnesota 1st District and we remain steadfast in this long overdue policy change.

The bill has an impressive list of co-sponsors, including Republican Senator Susan Collins and Angus King, an independent who is Caucasian with Democrats. The plans were presented to the House by Republican Jamie …

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