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Officials: Trump's promised $200 drug-discount cards won't happen

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The White House will not be able to make good on President Donald Trump's campaign promise to give older Americans discount cards to use for medicine, said four officials with knowledge of the deliberations, citing time pressures and still-unfinished planning.
"It would take days to get all the sign-offs we still need, plus the time to print the letters and make the cards," said one official involved in the process, who spoke on condition of anonymity and noted that Inauguration Day is now three business days away. "We ran out of time."
The White House did not immediately respond to a...
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SCOOP: Trump's promise to send people $200 drug discount cards isn't happening, Medicare chief says

SCOOP: Trump's promise to send people $200 drug discount cards isn't happening, Medicare chief says

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The $200 prescription drug gift certificates that President Donald Trump promised ahead of the November election won't be going out, according to his outgoing Medicare chief.
The discount cards were supposed to get mailed out close to the November election to 33 million people on Medicare to help them pay for prescription drugs they buy at the pharmacy. Medicare covers seniors as well as others who qualify because of a disability.
"At this time they haven't gone out," Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma told Insider in an exclusive interview...
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