April 20, 2024 5:03 am
Biden and Sanders unite to advocate for lower healthcare expenses

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders came together to highlight the administration’s efforts to reduce healthcare costs for Medicare recipients. During an event at the Indian Treaty Room at the White House, they emphasized the benefits of the Democrats’ comprehensive climate, healthcare, and tax package that Biden signed into law in 2022.

The legislation includes caps on various healthcare expenses for Medicare recipients, such as $35 a month for insulin and $2,000 a year for prescription drugs. Although this achievement has been met with some resistance from Republican lawmakers who did not vote in favor of it, Biden acknowledged their 25-year fight to lower healthcare costs and defeat Big Pharma.

Biden and Sanders also discussed their efforts to urge major inhaler manufacturers to limit the cost of these devices to $35 a month. Without insurance, inhalers typically range in price from $200 to $600. Sanders expressed his gratitude to President Biden for his current actions on this issue and expressed his commitment to working together in the future.

While they were opponents in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, they have since collaborated to ensure Sanders’ influence is reflected in party policy platforms. Despite the lack of credit from voters for this achievement, Biden’s success in lowering healthcare costs remains a significant accomplishment for his administration.

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