Washington, DC — Today, Politico reported that drug prices rose 10.5 percent over the first six months of 2019 despite President Trump’s constant promises that he would lower them. In response, Protect Our Care executive director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement:

“When Donald Trump ran for president he promised universal health care at cheaper prices, and nearly three years later, all he’s done is sabotage Americans’ health care and allowed drug prices to skyrocket. While drug prices spike through the roof, President Trump has put a former drug industry executive in charge of HHS, done nothing to lower prices, but made darn sure the drug companies and their CEOs got billions in tax cuts. On every score related to health care President Trump has failed the American people and the soaring cost of prescription drugs is the most crippling example.”