Gov. Ron DeSantis introduced Wednesday that he needs to offer sufferers entry to cheaper prescribed drugs from Canada, making Florida the newest state to attempt to import drugs to scale back rising healthcare prices.
“As soon as we get this in place, U.S. residents will have the ability to have access to extra reasonably priced medicine,” DeSantis advised a cheering crowd at The Villages, an enormous retirement group northwest of Orlando.
Flanked by Florida Home Speaker José Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, and Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration Mary Mayhew, DeSantis stated he would ask state lawmakers to move a invoice allowing such drug imports from Canada. The federal government would nonetheless have to approve it, one thing it hasn’t achieved since Congress passed a regulation to create the process in 2003.
But DeSantis assured the gang he has a strong ally.
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“I would like you to know I spoke personally to President Trump both Sunday and Monday about this,” he stated, referring to his political ally. “He’s not only supportive, he’s enthusiastic.”
DeSantis stated this program would make Florida the first state to reap the benefits of a provision of the federal Medicare Modernization Act. Till now, the U.S. Division of Health and Human Providers has “regularly refused” to authorize states to usher in medicine from Canada, however President Donald Trump has assured him that may change, DeSantis stated.