Biden and Sanders Put Politics Aside to Tackle Healthcare Costs: What You Need to Know

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders unite to push for more affordable healthcare expenses

President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders put aside their differences on Wednesday to promote the administration’s efforts to reduce healthcare costs. The event took place in the Indian Treaty Room at the White House, where Biden acknowledged the long-standing fight he and Sanders have had for 25 years.

Biden expressed satisfaction that Big Pharma had finally been defeated, thanks to the Democrats’ sweeping climate, health care, and tax package that he signed into law in 2022. The law caps the maximum health care costs for those on Medicare, including $35 a month for insulin and $2,000 a year for prescription drugs. No Republican lawmakers voted for this law, but Biden’s aides and Democratic officials are confident that his achievements in lowering health care costs will resonate with the public.

During the event, both Biden and Sanders discussed their efforts to pressure major inhaler manufacturers to limit the cost of inhalers to no more than $35 a month. Currently, without insurance, the purchase price of inhalers ranges from $200 to $600, which they aim to reduce significantly. Sanders expressed his gratitude towards President Biden for his actions on this issue and expressed optimism about their future collaboration in tackling healthcare costs.

Sanders, an independent from Vermont, was once a rival for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 with Biden. However, after Sanders ended his bid, his aides collaborated with Biden campaign officials to develop a party policy platform that reflected Sanders’ influence. The event showcased their continued partnership in advancing healthcare initiatives that benefit American people.

The public is eagerly waiting for more details about how Big Pharma will be defeated by Democrats’ sweeping climate and health care package signed by President Biden into law last year.

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