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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:35 AM

White House kills drug rebate rule

Source: Politico


By DAN DIAMOND and ADAM CANCRYN 07/11/2019 06:30 AM EDT

The Trump administration has withdrawn its sweeping proposal to eliminate rebates from government drug plans, a White House spokesperson confirmed to POLITICO.

“Based on careful analysis and thorough consideration, the president has decided to withdraw the rebate rule," spokesperson Judd Deere said in a statement. "The Trump administration is encouraged by continuing bipartisan conversations about legislation to reduce outrageous drug costs imposed on the American people, and President Trump will consider using any and all tools to ensure that prescription drug costs will continue to decline."

The proposal — a centerpiece of the Trump administration's strategy to reduce drug prices — had split HHS and the White House. HHS Secretary Alex Azar had argued that eliminating rebates would lead to lower list prices, warning in April that any policy that fails to address rebates “will simply not get list prices down.” But the proposal had faced resistance from domestic policy chief Joe Grogan and other fiscal hawks on grounds that it was too expensive — costing the government nearly $180 billion over a decade.

Some lawmakers also worried the rule would raise seniors’ Medicare Part D premiums.



Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/11/white-house-drug-rebate-rule-1405884

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keithbvadu2 Jul 11 #1
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Aristus Jul 12 #7
lanlady Jul 11 #3
ck4829 Jul 12 #4
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:06 AM

1. If it was a bad proposal, why didn't they do "careful analysis and thorough consideration" in the fi

If it was a bad proposal, why didn't they do "careful analysis and thorough consideration" in the first place?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:16 AM

2. "drug costs will continue to decline"

Continue? When did drug costs START to decline? All I hear about is how prices for different drugs has gone up 300%, 500%, and more.

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Response to wysimdnwyg (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:36 AM

7. Big Brother just 'increased' the chocolate ration...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:21 AM

3. Hah, who are they kidding?

“Based on careful analysis and thorough consideration, the president has decided..."

Since when has Trump done anything with care and consideration?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:34 AM

4. K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:26 AM

5. Its been done before..


Make the pharm nazis show the costs that justify the expense..Then
take it apart...R&D?..materials?....Labor?...
For once, put the thumb on the drug processing cycle...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:48 AM

6. Donnie: Promises made,

promises broken.

"... Trump will consider using any and all tools to ensure that prescription drug costs will continue to decline."


Oh, so now Donnie is in favor of comprehensive Medicare for All?

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