11.20.20

Murray: Trump Administration’s Attempt to Rewrite Its Record On Health Care “The Definition of Too Little Too Late”

Murray makes clear the Trump Administration’s latest health care announcements won’t undo the damage or erase the legacy of four years of health care attacks

 

Despite promises, Trump Administration failed to lower drug prices which have continued to rise during his time in office

 

Murray: “President Trump had four years to tackle skyrocketing health care costs, instead he spent them attacking families’ health care at every turn and with every tool available.”

 

Murray: “The Trump Administration will always be remembered for pursuing the most anti-health care agenda in history—even amid the most dire health care crisis in generations.”

 

Murray: “All today’s announcement shows is how unserious President Trump’s efforts to rein in drug prices have been and how poorly he used the opportunities he had to make meaningful progress…”

 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration announcing several new rules related to health care and drug prices.

 

“President Trump had four years to tackle skyrocketing health care costs, instead he spent them attacking families’ health care at every turn and with every tool available. As with so many other issues, he may have made a lot of big, empty promises when it came to health care, but he broke them with reckless abandon.

 

“President Trump’s attempt to rewrite his record on health care at the twilight of his presidency—which will end with drug prices higher, the insured rate lower, and a pandemic spiraling out of control—is the definition of  ‘too little too late.’ The Trump Administration will always be remembered for pursuing the most anti-health care agenda in history—even amid the most dire health care crisis in generations.

“All today’s announcement shows is how unserious President Trump’s efforts to rein in drug prices have been, and how poorly he used the opportunities he had to make meaningful progress with Democrats who have been pushing for impactful steps like Medicare negotiation. If Republicans want to get serious about health care, Democrats have always been at the table with ideas that could actually make a difference for patients. We will be ready and willing to work with them and the incoming Biden Administration on bold health care solutions that not only repair the damage of the last four years, but address longstanding health disparities, respond with urgency to this raging pandemic, and help ensure everyone in this country can get the care they need without being worried about the cost.”

 

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