A federal court just completely struck it down and the nation is in shock. Americans are stunned by this turn of events — everyone wants accountability, answers, and a way forward. This is unreal.
“In a major legal setback for President Donald Trump on a high-profile consumer issue, a federal appeals court has ruled that his administration lacks the legal authority to force drug companies to disclose prices in their TV ads,” reported Breitbart.
According to the publication’s report, which was a reprint of a story run by The Associated Press, Judge Patricia Millett wrote that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services didn’t have the power to make “a sweeping disclosure requirement.”
Unfortunately, for Americans who desire transparency in healthcare pricing — which would infuse competition into the system and help to bring prices down for everyone — this is surely unwelcome news.
Judd Deere, a spokesperson for the White House, said it best when he asserted that it “makes absolutely no sense to keep patients in the dark on the true cost of care” and Trump “remains committed” to pricing transparency before care is received.
There is no word on whether the Trump administration plans to appeal this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. However, based upon the track record of our nation’s highest court recently, it is impossible to know how justices would rule.
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