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Obamacare has played well for Republicans in recent elections, but Democrats may have seized on a different winning healthcare issue for 2016: drug prices.

Democratic lawmakers are ramping up pressure on Republicans to dig into why some pharmaceutical companies are jacking up the prices of some drugs, with top House Oversight Committee Democrat Elijah Cummings announcing Wednesday a new drug pricing task force.

For the last few months, Cummings has asked Republican committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to hold hearings on the matter. Democrats amped up their game on Wednesday, urging the chairman to issue subpoenas and schedule hearings with top executives of drug companies responsible for the increases.

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