Trump had promised to make the government negotiate drug prices, just like Democrats have been saying for years.
At a rally in Farmington, N.H. on Monday, Trump declared that the Medicare program could “save $300 billion” a year if it negotiated drug prices. “We don’t do it. Why? Because of the drug companies,” Trump said, according to the Associated Press.
Yeah, he and Bernie are no different here!! Well, that was a year ago. Actually, as recently as January 11th of this year!
As recently as January 11, President-elect Trump was promising to revisit this policy.
“Pharma has a lot of lobbies, a lot of lobbyists and a lot of power. And there’s very little bidding on drugs,” he said at a press conference at Trump Tower in Manhattan. “We’re the largest buyer of drugs in the world, and yet we don’t bid properly.”
Today he apparently changed his mind. According to Herb Jackson, the designated pool reporter for the day, Trump’s new policy on prescription drugs is that drug companies should get tax cuts and deregulation
So that’s done. And all of his promises about saving Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, all gone. Once again, he’s just another conventional business Republican who doesn’t give a shit about consumers.
Shocking that a fascist might not keep his promises.