President Trump—despite the impression that he was a candidate of, for, and by the lobbyists—is taking a massive stand against Big Pharma, insider sources reveal.
After receiving three private phone calls from the President, Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings is convinced Trump will do everything in his power to lower the cost of pharmaceutical drugs for Americans.
According to Cummings, who described his talks with the President:
We came in talking about Medicare, being able to negotiate. And he was saying he wants something even broader. Then the other thing that we weren’t even talking about, was…importation.
And then he brought that up, and how ridiculous it was to go to Canada and buy something for $100 and come in the United States and buy it for $900. I think he just sees it as a principle, you know, the idea that, as he said, they’re getting away with murder.
There are variety of steps Trump can take to lower the cost of drugs, one of which includes allowing Medicare to negotiate prices with pharmaceutical companies.
However, compounding that with an additional focus on importation of drugs from foreign countries would work wonders for the average burdened American struggling to pay exorbitant medical bills.
Trump’s commitment to this critical campaign promise from his 2016 presidential race will certainly win him bipartisan points from some Democrats, who just yesterday introduced a new bill focused on reducing medical costs.