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January 31, 2017

Statement of Retiree Leader Richard Fiesta on Donald Trump Reneging on Prescription Drug Negotiation Promise

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, as Donald Trump reneged on his promise to let Medicare negotiate bulk discounts for the prices it pays for prescription drugs.

“During his campaign Donald Trump promised that if elected, Medicare would negotiate bulk discounts and reduce the prices Americans pay for prescription drugs.

“Donald Trump is now accusing Medicare of ‘price-fixing.’ It took just one meeting with global pharmaceutical corporation executives and his promise to older Americans is out the window. Welcome to the chameleon presidency.

“Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world. President Trump’s reversal will drive those prices even higher. He has sided with drug corporations against older Americans who have to choose between putting food on their table and paying for life-saving medicines.

“On behalf of the 4.4 million members of the Alliance for Retired Americans, we are outraged but not surprised. We challenge him to meet with retirees who struggle daily to pay for medicine that too many times they can’t afford – and not just listen to multi-millionaire drug corporation executives. The Trump Administration will not be able to use its ‘alternative facts’ to wiggle out of this betrayal.”

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5 thoughts on “Statement of Retiree Leader Richard Fiesta on Donald Trump Reneging on Prescription Drug Negotiation Promise”

  1. Nice twist on trump isn’t it, he said one thing during the campaign and as soon as he was president-elect he started back-ing off many of the promises he made ! How many of his idiot supporters really EXPECTED him to keep those promises ?? Yet he seems to think people will believe anything he says going forward ?? What will be the next lie,the next promise broken ?? Any thing trump says or does right now has to be fact checked !!!! Did the seniors and retirees who believed his bullchit wish they had voted for hillary now ???

  2. What do they care if thousands of elderly Americans die from lack of access to affordable Rx and healthcare. We have served our purpose, and are no longer viewed as an asset, but a threat to King Trump.

  3. Matthew 5:37New International Version (NIV)

    37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one

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