New GALLUP data today revealed that 58 million people were unable to afford medicine that they were prescribed in the past year. Sure enough, President Trump is siding with big drug companies to oppose the “Lower Drug Costs Act (H.R. 3)” which allows Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for people on Medicare and people on private insurance. The nonpartisan CBO says it reduces the most expensive drugs by as much as 55 percent.
SHOT: GALLUP: “The survey also found that 58 million people, roughly one-quarter of all U.S. adults, were unable to pay for drugs they were prescribed during the last 12 months.” [GALLUP, 11/12/19]
CHASER: MARKETWATCH: “White House rejects Pelosi’s plan to lower drug prices” [Marketwatch, 11/5/19]
LIME: POLITICO: “Federal health contract funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to Trump allies” [POLITICO, 11/12/19]