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February 5, 2019
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HHS Secretary Azar Praises President Trump’s Vision for Healthcare

HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement regarding the President’s State of the Union address:

“Americans heard tonight how serious President Trump is about improving the quality and affordability of healthcare. In addition to maintaining a strong commitment to confronting the opioid epidemic and proposing a new dedicated initiative to tackle childhood cancer, the President announced his Administration’s goal to end the HIV epidemic in America within 10 years, and asked Republicans and Democrats to also make this commitment.

“The President also laid out a bold vision to deliver all Americans better care at a lower cost, through bringing competition and price transparency to healthcare. Just last week, he proposed bringing new transparency to how seniors’ drugs are priced at the pharmacy counter by replacing a backdoor system of kickbacks with new upfront discounts to patients. The President has already taken significant action to lower the cost of prescription drugs, and the American people can expect more success in the years ahead.”

Read the blog Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America

Read the fact sheet Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America

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Last revised: February 5, 2019

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