State of the Union


Makes sense to discuss politics related to diabetes only.

I was wondering, did the president propose any solution to the drug pricing problem?


The administration has proposed ending pbm rebates on federal health plans such as Medicaid and called on congresss to pass legislation to do the same on private insurance plans… an idea which we’ve discussed many times on the forum… he didn’t go into details during the sotu speech of the mechanics of the legislation, as they typically don’t during sotu

In my opinion the pbm rebates are the single most important factor in fixing the problem… the crux of the issue of dysfunctional drug prices here in the USA


Will he be able to get that through congress or is this issue too polarized as well?


We can only hope… to my knowledge no bills have been introduced that tackle the subject yet…