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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:08 PM

Officials: Trump's promised $200 drug-discount cards won't happen

The White House will not be able to make good on President Donald Trump's campaign promise to give older Americans discount cards to use for medicine, said four officials with knowledge of the deliberations, citing time pressures and still-unfinished planning.

"It would take days to get all the sign-offs we still need, plus the time to print the letters and make the cards," said one official involved in the process, who spoke on condition of anonymity and noted that Inauguration Day is now three business days away. "We ran out of time."

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump announced on Sept. 24 that Medicare recipients would receive "incredible" $200 cards in the "coming weeks," blindsiding his own aides and sparking a hasty attempt to rush announcement letters and cards to 39 million Medicare beneficiaries before Election Day. The president latched onto the plan to lower Medicare beneficiaries' drug costs even as his support plunged among older Americans, with polls showing that challenger Joe Biden had opened a double-digit lead among Americans ages 65 and older.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/officials-trumps-promised-dollar200-drug-discount-cards-wont-happen/ar-BB1cJjPp?li=BBnb7Kz

Heckuva job Trumpy.

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Wednesday OP
tanyev Wednesday #1
sinkingfeeling Wednesday #2
dalton99a Wednesday #3
bdtrppr6 Wednesday #4
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FSogol Wednesday #6
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:11 PM

1. Not even during Infrastructure Week?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:11 PM

2. Good thing I didn't base my vote on getting a card.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:12 PM

3. Incredible, like he said

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:14 PM

4. i wanna know why the media keeps playing this stupid game?

like he has done anything positive or selflessly in 4 fucking years. i'm sure those insurance cards are a real high priority for him right now. he just cares soooooo much about anyone other than himself. why even bring it up other than to fake point out that the admin really wanted this but, gosh, time ran out! sorry!

one of the changes that needs to be forced is our mass media. just terrible.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:17 PM

5. What about the $600?

Never got that and this is no surprise!



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:19 PM

6. I'm starting to think his healthcare plan is more than 2 weeks away too!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:21 PM

7. Ha! 🙂

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Response to FSogol (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:54 PM

10. Still waiting for that check from Mexico for the wall.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:22 PM

8. They will be sent out in two weeks.

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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:27 PM

9. I saw an interview with Trumpers asking why they supported him

“Because he gets things done!” Good think I wasn’t eating or I would have choked. PS she didn’t look like a rich person, that would be the only ones who could truthfully say this.

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