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Biden Stops Trump Order To Slash Price Of Insulin, EpiPen
Biden Stops Trump Order To Slash Price Of Insulin, EpiPen | The Daily Wire
24 Jan 2021 ~~ By Amanda Prestidigiacomo
President Joe Biden’s United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday stopped executive orders from his predecessor designed to significantly lower prescription drug prices for Americans, including insulin and epinephrine.
The new administration will apparently re-evaluate the executive action from President Donald Trump toward the end of March. It remains unclear if it will be reinstated.
“The HHS Thursday froze the former Trump administration’s December drug policy that requires community health centers to pass on all their insulin and epinephrine discount savings to patients,” Bloomberg Law reported Thursday. “Centers that don’t pass on the savings wouldn’t qualify for federal grants.”
“This freeze is part of the Biden administration’s large-scale effort announced this week that will scrutinize the Trump administration’s health policies,” the report noted. “If the previous administration’s policies raise ‘fact, law, or policy’ concerns, the Biden HHS will delay them and consult with the Office of Management and Budget about other actions.”
A report for Bloomberg Government said the Biden administration is on a “different page” about curbing drug prices than the Trump administration, noting of the Biden team awaiting “at least a dozen lawsuits … over Trump-era moves to lower drug prices”:
“Under this order,” Trump added, “the price of insulin for affected patients will come down to just pennies a day, pennies a day from numbers that you weren’t even able to think about. It’s a massive cost savings.”
Trump said providers “should not be receiving discounts for themselves while charging their poorest patients massive full prices.”
Along with the order ending the “shadowy system of kickbacks by middlemen,” another order would allow states, wholesalers, and pharmacies to offer “safe and legal importation of prescription drugs from Canada and other countries where the price for the identical drug is incredibly lower,” Trump underscored.
Biden is proving to be an absolute idiot and a tool of the Trump haters. He doesn't even care if he hurts the people just so he can erase everything Trump has done.
“This freeze is part of the Biden administration’s large-scale effort announced this week that will scrutinize the Trump administration’s health policies,” - Translated: This is part of the ongoing effort to punish the citizens of the US particularly those who voted for Trump and reward the people who paid for us to get elected.
Unwittingly this move also punishes Biden voters, just as canceling the Keystone project. Glad they will feel the pain also., especially those few in the Blue Sanctuary Plantation cities that voted for him.
Don’t be surprised when the quisling press corps refuses to stand up for the American citizen. They just continue to sell their souls.