During his campaign Donald Trump released his health care plan, finally detailing the way in which he would fulfill his campaign trail promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.
He calls for Medicaid to be transformed into a state block grant program and for the tax exemption on employer-based health insurance plans to be extended to individuals who purchase coverage on their own!
On Friday he introduced his blueprint to “bring soaring drug prices back down to earth.” Mr. Trump said his administration will begin work immediately, although there is no timeline for implementing his proposals.
“Everyone involved in the broken system — the drug makers, insurance companies, distributors, pharmacy benefit managers, and many others — contribute to the problem,” Mr. Trump said. “Government has also been part of the problem because previous leaders turned a blind eye to this incredible abuse. But under this administration, we are putting American patients first. … I’ve instructed Secretary Azar to begin moving forward on reforms that will bring soaring drug prices back down to Earth.”
In sweeping terms, the president announced how he — along with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar — are working to bring down the prices of drugs, by, among other things, ending the “Pharmacist Gag Rule” that Mr. Trump said “punishes” pharmacists for instructing patients how they can save money.
“This is a total rip off, and we are ending it,” Mr. Trump said Friday.
The president also spoke of ending trade practices abroad that lead to unfair prices for Americans.
“Finally, as we demand fairness for American patients at home, we will also demand fairness overseas,” Mr. Trump said. “America will not be cheated any longer, and especially will not be cheated by foreign countries.”
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