Trump says administration will soon release plan allowing states to import drugs from Canada

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Leave it to President Trump to do what the Democrats have been claiming they were going to do.

While they were distracted focusing all their attention on the Coup, the President is taking care of business.

#MAGA

Excuse me but your hypocrisy is screaming!!!

The rethuglicants had control of both houses of Congress for 8 years. Two of them with the Dumbster sitting in the White House. While they were makings a whole hell of a lot of noise about repeal and replace Obamacare they could have at least considered A) Allowing people import their drugs or B) Allowing MEDICARE to negotiate prices.

So sorry you do NOT get to blame the Dems for shit when your own party sat on their asses for the better part of a fucking decade.

I hope Trump can make it happen. I truly do. I’ll applaud him if he does. But I’m not holding my breath since we still don’t have a better and cheaper replacement for Obamacare.
 
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how much push back will there be from congress in order to protect parm. jobs in their states?

If it goes through it will not have much affect on prices as Canada is much to small to supply the demands of the USA. . Not to mention that Canada to protect it's own market supply may put a cap on the amount of any particular drug that can be shipped overseas. To have a real effect on drug prices the US has to be open to importing drugs from anywhere in the world. Quality control issues could be addressed the same way we address them with food supplies. There can be random checks of supplies as they get shipped and licenses to certify plants around the world granted only if American inspectors check the quality as they are produced.
 
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Leave it to President Trump to do what the Democrats have been claiming they were going to do.

While they were distracted focusing all their attention on the Coup, the President is taking care of business.

#MAGA
you are hilarious. accidentally, but still, hilarious!! when trump took office he had 2 years with a republican majority in both Houses of Congress....and yet it is the democrats fault nothing happened for those two years. it was OBAMA!! even though he only had a democratic majority his first two years way back in 2009, and a lot of democrats face big pharma pressure as much as repubs. you have to realize when it comes to domestic policy- the president can only sign or veto, unlike most foreign policy and military decisions.
 
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most of the drugs we might import from Canada STILL COME FROM US COMPANIES!! it seems like a silly, circuitous answer when the best answer would be to let the US government use its huge base of consumers as leverage to get lower prices like foreign countries do...duh. but NO!!! we will let canada and other foreign countries negotiate lower prices and then let Americans buy their American produced drugs from Canada? how does that make sense to even a trump voter?
 

Davocrat

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how much push back will there be from congress in order to protect parm. jobs in their states?

Brilliant.

Let's import from the country that is smart enough to have government involved in healthcare to keep prices low...eh, instead of doing it ourselves.

Let the Canadians have the socialistic tyranny and we get the lower prices?

 

Davocrat

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Trump's all about a crumbs approach to health care reform. Piddly stuff like, "just buy your drugs from Canada!" and crap insurance policies.

It's like most of the stuff he hawks to the market, from his ugly real estate, to his boring Chinese neckties, to his "fabulous" steaks, to his scammy university.
 
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Excuse me but your hypocrisy is screaming!!!

The rethuglicants had control of both houses of Congress for 8 years. Two of them with the Dumbster sitting in the White House. While they were makings a whole hell of a lot of noise about repeal and replace Obamacare they could have at least considered A) Allowing people import their drugs or B) Allowing MEDICARE to negotiate prices.

So sorry you do NOT get to blame the Dems for shit when your own party sat on their asses for the better part of a fucking decade.

I hope Trump can make it happen. I truly do. I’ll applaud him if he does. But I’m not holding my breath since we still don’t have a better and cheaper replacement for Obamacare.
Did I say anything about the Republicans ......

Oh the BS the Sheeple believe !!!!
 
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