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    Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

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    Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenging President Donald Trump to make good on his pledge to cut prescription drug prices, congressional liberals proposed legislation Thursday to bring U.S. prices in line with the much lower costs in other countries.

    The Democratic bills stand little chance of becoming law in a divided government. But the effort could put Republicans on the defensive by echoing Trump’s pledge to force drugmakers to cut prices.

    Democrats and Trump agree that people in the United States shouldn’t have to pay more for their medications than do those in other economically advanced countries.

    The Trump administration has put forward its own plan for reducing drug prices, but industry analysts have seen little impact so far. The pharmaceutical industry said the Democratic bills would “wreak havoc on the U.S. health care system.”

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    This is obviously just more cheap showboating.

    After all, how could the Democrats possibly expect the Republicans to support something that they said they supported and which Mr. Trump said he was going to do?

    The Republicans would be quite correct to totally reject this proposal to institute **C*O*M*M*U*N*I*S*M** in the United States of America.

    Right?

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    Re: Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    From Associated Press

    Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenging President Donald Trump to make good on his pledge to cut prescription drug prices, congressional liberals proposed legislation Thursday to bring U.S. prices in line with the much lower costs in other countries.

    The Democratic bills stand little chance of becoming law in a divided government. But the effort could put Republicans on the defensive by echoing Trump’s pledge to force drugmakers to cut prices.

    Democrats and Trump agree that people in the United States shouldn’t have to pay more for their medications than do those in other economically advanced countries.

    The Trump administration has put forward its own plan for reducing drug prices, but industry analysts have seen little impact so far. The pharmaceutical industry said the Democratic bills would “wreak havoc on the U.S. health care system.”

    COMMENT:-

    This is obviously just more cheap showboating.

    After all, how could the Democrats possibly expect the Republicans to support something that they said they supported and which Mr. Trump said he was going to do?

    The Republicans would be quite correct to totally reject this proposal to institute **C*O*M*M*U*N*I*S*M** in the United States of America.

    Right?
    More like Marxism but OK
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    Re: Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

    From The Hill:

    The bills unveiled Thursday would allow importation of cheaper drugs from Canada, allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices and strip monopolies from drug companies if their prices were above the average price in other wealthy countries.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...47321551892958
    Democrats aren't going to vote for this.
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    Re: Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

    Oh no! If medication prices didn't balloon out of control, you'd have more people able to afford them!

    But as we saw in the Obamacare fight, we absolutely cannot have that. Far better to have an ultrarich elite telling the rest of us what basic components of civil society we should and should not have. /s
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    Re: Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
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    Democrats aren't going to vote for this.
    Knowing that the bill doesn't have a chance of even coming to a vote in the Senate, much less of being passed by the Senate if it did come to a vote in the Senate, and even more much less being signed by Mr. Trump if it was passed by the Senate, I don't see why they wouldn't.

    After all, "We voted to keep medication costs down. The Republicans voted to preserve the profits of Big Pharma." makes for great campaigning.

    "We voted to keep medication costs down, and the Republicans agreed with us - BUT Trump vetoed it so that the profits of Big Pharma would be preserved" works pretty well too.

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    Re: Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Oh no! If medication prices didn't balloon out of control, you'd have more people able to afford them!
    Medication prices are NOT ballooning OUT OF CONTROL, the drug manufacturers are in complete control of the increases.

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    Re: Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    Knowing that the bill doesn't have a chance of even coming to a vote in the Senate, much less of being passed by the Senate if it did come to a vote in the Senate, and even more much less being signed by Mr. Trump if it was passed by the Senate, I don't see why they wouldn't.

    After all, "We voted to keep medication costs down. The Republicans voted to preserve the profits of Big Pharma." makes for great campaigning.

    "We voted to keep medication costs down, and the Republicans agreed with us - BUT Trump vetoed it so that the profits of Big Pharma would be preserved" works pretty well too.
    Because Canada's testing criteria is lower than that of The United States. Voting for this bill would be an outright rebuke of the FDA. Every pharmacuetical company in the country would move to Canada, taking those jobs with them.
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    Re: Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    More like Marxism but OK
    Two of those proposals are things Trump explicitly campaigned on (reimportation and Medicare negotiation). The other creates a new generics market for expensive drugs.

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    Re: Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeard View Post
    Two of those proposals are things Trump explicitly campaigned on (reimportation and Medicare negotiation). The other creates a new generics market for expensive drugs.
    It wasn't Marxism until the dems touched it.
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    Re: Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

    Quote Originally Posted by <alt>doxygen View Post
    It wasn't Marxism until the dems touched it.
    Maybe Trump's a Marxist?

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