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Offline Steve McGarrett

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Another broken campaign promise
« on: May 15, 2018, 10:47:06 AM »
Draining the swamp?  He's feeding the alligators, big pharma for one.  They've got his ear, just like the NRA owns him. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/us/politics/trump-prescription-drug-costs.html

By Robert Pear

May 10, 2018
WASHINGTON — President Trump will lay out on Friday a broad strategy to reduce prescription drug prices, but in a break from one of his most popular campaign promises, he will not call for Medicare to negotiate lower prices with drug manufacturers, senior administration officials said.

The White House will issue a blueprint that represents “the most comprehensive plan to tackle prescription drug affordability of any president,” a senior official told journalists on Thursday night.

Asked if the plan would include direct negotiations by Medicare, the official said, “No, we are talking about something different.”