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Sun Mar 10, 2024, 07:05 AM Mar 2024

Biden made claim about cost of prescriptions in US vs. elsewhere Fact check


It’s well documented that Americans pay high prices for health care. But do they pay double or more for prescriptions compared with the rest of the world? That’s what President Joe Biden said.

“If I put you on Air Force One with me, and you have a prescription — no matter what it’s for, minor or major — and I flew you to Toronto or flew to London or flew you to Brazil or flew you anywhere in the world, I can get you that prescription filled for somewhere between 40 to 60% less than it costs here,” Biden said Feb. 22 at a campaign reception in California.

He followed up by touting provisions in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act to lower drug prices, including capping insulin at $35 a month for Medicare enrollees and limiting older Americans’ out-of-pocket prescription spending to $2,000 per year starting in 2025. The law also authorized Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug companies for 10 prescription drugs, a list that will expand over time.

Biden’s statement is accurate but needs clarification and additional information. We rate it Mostly True.

Why doesn't the news report this everyday? Just asking...

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Biden made claim about cost of prescriptions in US vs. elsewhere Fact check (Original Post) Sancho Mar 2024 OP
Because 'the news' is vast, elleng Mar 2024 #1
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