A pillar of the Democratic political program tumbled today when Republicans in the Senate blocked a proposal to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for millions of older Americans, a practice now forbidden by law.
From Bill to Let Medicare Negotiate Drug Prices Is Blocked

Can someone please explain why forbidding the Government from negotiating the best deal for the tax payers makes sense to anyone? Even in the era of no-bid contracts and crony-capitalism this is just silly.