STAT+: In New York appearance, CMS administrator pushes for Congress to act on drug prices

CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure used an appearance in New York to push for legislative solutions to bring down the cost of prescription drugs.

NEW YORK — When Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the Biden official who oversees the Medicare and Medicaid health insurance programs, sat down with New York government officials and reporters on Friday morning it was already, perhaps, a historic event.

“I don’t know if the CMS administrator has ever visited Washington Heights,” said Mark Levine, the Manhattan borough president.

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