2020 Jul 27, 5:31pm
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The President signed four sweeping executive orders on Friday, which together will significantly lower the cost of prescription drugs while increasing access to life-saving medications such as insulin: The first order directs federally qualified health centers to pass along massive discounts on insulin and epinephrine from drug companies to low-income Americans. The second order will allow the safe, legal importation of prescription drugs from Canada and other countries where the price for identical drugs is lower. The third order will prohibit secret deals between drug manufacturers and pharmacy “benefit manager” middlemen, ensuring patients directly benefit from available discounts at the pharmacy counter. The fourth order ensures the United States pays the lowest price available among economically advanced countries for Medicare Part B drugs. The United States often pays 80 percent more for these drugs than other developed nations.
On the other hand, big pharma stands to lose like a trillion dollars from this, so they are definitely going to put out a contract on Trump if they haven't already.I hope the Secret Service is good, and loyal.
This is better for us the people than Obamacare. Because this actually helps.
You do realize this was one of the founding goals of Obamacare, and if he HAD just shoved it down our throats (as he was accused of) we would have this and many other healthcare reforms today. Instead he put it out for proper legislative consideration, and pharmaceutical, insurance, and hospital chain interests, aided and abetted by Republicans willing to do anything to make Obama fail, to turn it into the disgusting sausage we have today.
25 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare.https://nader.org/2018/12/26/25-ways-the-canadian-health-care-system-is-better-than-obamacare/