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Trump's drug card plan sows confusion - even within administration

1 month ago   |   By Politico

President Donald Trump's surprise pledge to send $200 drug discount cards to older Americans has left even his top deputies and health officials scrambling to explain how it would all work - assuming it's even legal.
The administration says it can put the plan in place using existing powers to test new ways of delivering health care. But critics see it as a brazen election year ploy to buy votes that could exceed presidential authority while sapping Medicare's finances.
Skeptics seized on the way the administration may rely on projected savings from a new drug pricing initiative still...
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Millions of poor Americans could get left out of Trump's legally dubious plan to send $200 drug discount cards to Medicare beneficiaries

Millions of poor Americans could get left out of Trump's legally dubious plan to send $200 drug discount cards to Medicare beneficiaries

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to send $200 drug discount cards to 33 million Medicare beneficiaries in a legally dubious gambit aimed at strengthening his political support among seniors.
But the figure appears to exclude 13 million low-income Americans enrolled in the program who are receiving federal subsidies to better afford their prescription medications.
During an event in North Carolina, Trump said the cards would be sent in the near future to millions of older Americans.
"Nobody has seen this before. These cards are incredible," he said. "The cards...
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