By Jacqueline Luqman
JACQUELINE LUQMAN Hi. This is Jacqueline Luqman with The Real News Network.
One of the Trump administration’s key campaign promises leading up to 2020 is to reduce prescription drug prices. The idea is really popular among even GOP voters who are just as opposed to giant pharmaceutical companies price gouging prescription drugs as the progressive left is, but Trump has had some trouble getting his much-touted plans off the ground as of late. And that might be an inroad for the Democrats to seize on in 2020. So joining me now to talk about this is Wendell Potter. Wendell is a former health insurance executive, serving as head of corporate communications for Cigna before leaving in 2008 after a crisis of conscience. And now, he’s a consumer advocate and author. His newest project is Tarbell.org, which examines how money and politics impacts millions of Americans. Wendell, thank you for joining me.
WENDELL POTTER My pleasure, Jacqueline. Thank you.
JACQUELINE LUQMAN So let’s talk about Trump’s plan for transparency in prescription drug pricing because that’s what he called it. What was this plan, and what would it have meant for consumers?
WENDELL POTTER Well among…