Democrats Disappointed Trump Hasn’t Worked To Lower Drug Prices
Democrats disappointed Trump hasn’t worked to lower drug prices
Senate and House Democrats thought when President Trump took office, they had a kindred spirit on how to combat high drug prices.
Throughout the campaign, Trump lashed out at pharma companies for “getting away with murder” and pledged to lower prices.
But five months later, Trump has yet to push for longstanding reforms such as giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices. The White House is also reportedly drafting an executive order that some lawmakers say will be industry-friendly.
The most visceral response to Trump’s approach to drug prices comes from Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Peter …