Manning Rejects Trump’s Drug Pricing “Fix”

Sept. 13, 2020

Fairfax, Va. — Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s Facebook post today about medicare prescription drug prices:

“I am very disappointed that President Trump chose to pursue the simplistic solution of fixing U.S. pharmaceutical prices to those of socialist foreign governments.  Allowing foreign socialists to set U.S. prices is a profoundly bad idea and will lay one of the final pieces in place for the complete federal takeover of health care.  As we have seen throughout the Chinese-originated virus pandemic, those who control health care can and do justify anything and the public will follow.  It is my fervent hope that President Trump will reconsider this mistake before it gets so ingrained that it cannot be undone.”

President Trump’s Facebook post:

Just signed a new Executive Order to LOWER DRUG PRICES! My Most Favored Nation order will ensure that our Country gets the same low price Big Pharma gives to other countries. The days of global free-riding at America’s expense are over and prices are coming down FAST! Also just ended all rebates to middlemen, further reducing prices.

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