White House Yanks Drug ‘Rebate’ Plan to Ease Costs for Some

The administration's about-face appears to be a win for insurers, employers, and middlemen.

  • Published 11 July 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is withdrawing a plan to ease the financial bite of costly medications for people on Medicare by letting them receive rebates that drugmakers now pay to insurers and middlemen, the White House said. The once-highly promoted plan from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar ran into opposition within the White House. The pushback grew after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated the plan would have little impact on… Read at AP News