April 14, 2024 1:36 pm
President Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders collaborate to advocate for decreased health care expenses

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders met to discuss the administration’s efforts to reduce the cost of health care products such as inhalers. This event took place at the Indian Treaty Room in the White House as part of a campaign to highlight Biden’s achievements ahead of upcoming elections.

During the meeting, Biden acknowledged his long-standing fight with Sanders to lower health care costs. He praised their successful efforts in combatting Big Pharma and emphasized the importance of the legislation he signed into law in 2022. This law caps health care expenses for those on Medicare, making products like insulin and prescription drugs more affordable.

Although there was no Republican support for this legislation, Biden’s team and Democratic officials believe that his achievements in reducing health care costs are significant but may not yet be fully appreciated by voters. One key effort highlighted during the event was the push to limit the cost of inhalers to $35 a month, which can otherwise be very expensive without insurance.

Sanders expressed his gratitude to Biden for his work on this issue and expressed his commitment to continuing collaboration on health care affordability. Despite being former rivals in the Democratic presidential nomination race, Sanders and Biden have since worked together to shape party policies. Their combined efforts reflect a commitment to making health care more accessible and affordable for all Americans.

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