This text has something included in it. Do you have difficulty viewing the sound player? Go here to hear on Acast. You can also tune in on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, or wherever you normally get your podcasts.. If you need it, here is a transcript of the episode.. Congress is steadily proceeding through their plethora of tasks that must be completed before the close of the year. Democrats agreed to annul the requirement for Covid-19 vaccinations for soldiers as part of the wide-ranging defense authorization bill, but attempts to reduce government limitations on cannabis did not prevail. Meanwhile, the battle against the high cost of drugs has been picked up by employers, who are attempting different tactics to cut costs on pharmaceuticals while still making certain workers have access to necessary drugs. Julie Rovner, KHN@jrovner. Read Julie’s Stories. Anna Edney. Bloomberg@annaedney. Check out Anna’s stories.