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…