Listen: President, Trump And US discussed on Left, Right & Center
"<hes>. I just want to touch briefly on something that I think got a little bit overlooked this week. Which is the White House backed off an effort to prohibit rebate payments between drugmakers and pharmacy benefit managers that oversee prescription drug plans that people are on <hes>? This sounds technical. It's one of several policies of the trump administration has flirted with would aim to constrain the prices of prescription drugs which is something that president trump has talked a lot about on the stump <hes> but every time he seems to try to do something on this he ends up running into roadblocks Fox in this instance his health and Human Services Secretary Alex's are was a big proponent of this plan but also had a lot of opposition within the administration. Some people were saying that they thought it was actually going to push drug prices up if they did this rich this feels to me like one of many examples of an area area where the president has a populist instinct but he lacks the policy chops to actually figure out how to turn those instincts into policy and then defend an implement it and then he's influenced by interests all around in his administration that may have good points or maybe not but the basically defend the status quo which US complained about where Americans pay much higher prices for various aspects of healthcare including prescription drugs than they would in other"