The Hub Sheet – May 23, 2015: Liked by Many, Cussed by Some, Read by All

Ever heard of 340B? Well, you’re probably paying for it anyway. The latest on Rep. Justin Miller (D – Swindleville) from around the Hub and elsewhere: City Weekly uncovers fast bucks and a pattern. Dan asks where’s the media on this one? Alliance for a Better Utah waffles. Bob Aagard wishes his party leadership wouldstep up. Curt gets thoughtful on means and ends in politics. Michael Jolley offers Miller a free re-election ad. Jesse says he’s gotta go, Dan says not yet. And Joe just wants one damn Bagley cartoon on it.…

Ever heard of 340B? You’re probably paying for it anyway.

At any one time in Washington, D.C. there are thousands of individual battles going on over hundreds of issues large and small. Most of the battles these days seem to form along partisan red and blue lines — but not always. Recently, a program cryptically named “340B” has become subject of one of those battles. 340B is a government-mandated program that ironically began as a volunteer effort by the drug manufacturers. Back in the early days of the AIDS epidemic emerging new drugs and the “cocktails” used to fight HIV…