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

Biden and Sanders Set aside Rivalry to Tackle Healthcare Costs with New Partnership

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

During their discussion, both Biden and Sanders highlighted 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. They expressed optimism about their future collaboration in tackling healthcare costs.

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 even though Biden has not yet received the credit he deserves from voters.

Sanders, an independent from Vermont, and Biden were rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. 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 the American people.

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