President Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders unite to promote lower health care costs

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President Joe Biden teamed up with Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday to promote his administration’s efforts to reduce the cost of inhalers and other health care needs, as the White House pitches Biden’s legislative bill to voters ahead of the November elections. Efforts have been continued to highlight the achievements.

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden teamed up with Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday to promote his administration’s efforts to reduce the cost of inhalers and other health care needs, as the White House pitches Biden to voters ahead of the November elections. Efforts have been continued to highlight the legislative achievements of. ,

“Bernie, you and I have been fighting this for 25 years,” Biden told Sanders during the event in the Indian Treaty Room at the White House. “Finally, we defeated Big Pharma. At the end.”

Both men talked up lower health care costs coming through Democrats’ comprehensive climate, health care and tax package, which Biden signs into law in 2022. It caps various health care costs for those on Medicare, including $35 per month for insulin and $2,000 per month. Year for prescription drugs.

No Republican lawmakers voted in favor of the legislation. His aides and Democratic officials say Biden’s accomplishments, such as lowering health care costs, are popular with the public, yet the current president has yet to get credit from voters.

And both Biden and Sanders boosted their efforts to pressure major inhaler makers to limit the cost of the devices to more than $35 per month. Otherwise, the purchase price for inhalers ranges from $200 to $600 without insurance, according to the White House.

“I want to thank President Biden for what he has done so far on this issue, and I look forward to working with the President as we move forward,” Sanders said.

Sanders and Biden, an independent from Vermont, were rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. After Sanders ended his bid, his aides worked with Biden campaign officials to craft a party policy platform that would reflect Sanders’ influence.

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Associated Press writer Seung Min Kim contributed to this report.

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