By Ashley Hanley

A bill from U-S Senator Amy Klobuchar would give Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices for seniors. Klobuchar says too often, older Minnesotans cannot afford their meds…

“The result: nearly 20% of older adults have reported not taking their medicines as prescribed because of the cost.”

Klobuchar says as an example, in the past five years Lyrica–a drug that treats nerve pain–increased 47 percent from $5800 to $8500.