(ConservativeInsider.org) – The Trump administration has long sought to lower prescription prices for Americans — especially for those on Medicare. In a final push to fulfill Trump’s promise before Election Day, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is rushing to alert seniors about the White House’s plan to provide them $200 drug vouchers this month.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows are hoping to get letters to over 39 million Medicare patients next week. They would outline the card’s purpose and explain how to use them at pharmacies. This plan is estimated to cost nearly $8 billion and will use money from Medicare’s trust fund.
Reporter Jennifer Jacobs relayed Mark Meadows endorsement of the program in September:
"You will be getting a card to help with your copay,” @MarkMeadows. “1st time that money has gone from big pharma's pockets to American seniors' pockets.”
Drug companies not aware of plan or any funding.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 25, 2020
As the election closes in, both candidates continue to vie for the vote of the undecided, independents, and seniors. These groups have a lot at stake in this election. While Trump is trying to get these cards to seniors before Election day, he’s also holding fast to his promises of lowering the cost of drugs for Americans across the board.
Copyright 2020, ConservativeInsider.org