Welch wants to cut prescription costs for seniors

WASHINGTON (WCAX) Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is taking steps to lower drug prices for seniors.

Tuesday, he introduced bipartisan legislation that would require the federal government to negotiate lower drug prices for seniors enrolled in the Medicare Part D program.

Welch, D-Vermont, said: "Leveraging the federal government's enormous purchasing power to cut drug prices for seniors is common sense and long overdue. Paying retail prices for wholesale drug purchases is ridiculous and irresponsible. If the president is serious about lowering drug prices, he should demand that Congress send our bill to his desk."