Unveiled! President Donald Trump's long-awaited plan to bring down drug prices, unveiled today, will mostly spare the pharmaceutical industry he previously accused of "getting away with murder" and instead focus on increasing private competition and requiring more openness about costs. In Rose Garden remarks at the White House, Trump called his plan the "most sweeping action in history to lower the price of prescription drugs for the American people."
Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) attended the speech today and called into the Benson & Harf show right after to discuss this thoughts.
On Trump Healthcare plan: I am very excited....(but) Democrats don't want to give Trump a win. (1:50)
On Pharmacy price gouging: We would like to have price transparency (at pharmacies) (6:25)
On the individual mandate: The biggest influence on people getting healthcare is the cost. (11:28)