- President Trump announced late last month that he had authorized sending $200 cards out to Medicare beneficiaries that they could use to pay for prescription drugs. However, Politico is reporting that the plan may not deliver the political jolt the president is hoping for because many seniors won’t even receive the cards until after the 2020 presidential election.
- Additionally, Politico’s sources say that health officials are “scrambling” to finalize a plan to get the cards into seniors’ hands, as they were caught off guard by Trump’s abrupt announcement.
- “The $200 cards — which would resemble credit cards, would need to be used at pharmacies and could be branded with a reference to Trump himself — would be paid for by tapping Medicare’s trust fund.”
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