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The Indy Q+A: AFL-CIO president talks about Nevada workers, Trump while in Las Vegas

One of Nevada’s newest lawmakers is Sen. Yvanna Cancela, a former political director with the Culinary Union. She has proposed a bill, which the Culinary Union is supporting, that would add price controls for diabetes medication and mandate greater transparency in the pharmaceutical industry. Would you support it as well?

That’s an important piece of legislation. We’re trying to get health care as a matter of right for every worker in the country. That will help. Why should the drugs necessary for a chronic disease like diabetes go up 450 percent above inflation over a period of time? What’s the reasoning behind that? It sure has not gone to the workers.

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