Why Would Biden Freeze Trump’s Order to Lower Insulin Prices?

Why Would Biden Freeze Trump's Order to Lower Insulin Prices?
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President Joe Biden has recently frozen a rule signed by former President Donald Trump in December to lower the prices for prescription drugs such as insulin and epinephrine.

On Thursday, Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the rule would be put on hold, along with several of Trump’s other rules pending a 60-day review.

On Wednesday, Biden’s Chief of Staff Ron Klain directed federal agencies to pause orders that are not yet effective, although the previous administration had signed and published them.

“This freeze is part of the Biden administration’s large-scale effort announced this week that will scrutinize the Trump administration’s health policies,” reported Bloomberg Law. “If the previous administration’s policies raise ‘fact, law, or policy’ concerns, the Biden HHS will delay them and consult with the Office of Management and Budget about other actions.”

In December, Trump had ordered community health centers that offer savings and discounts to low-income patients to purchase insulin and epinephrine in bulk to make high drug costs more affordable. However, the new administration has delayed the rule’s implementation until March 22, as it awaits their approval.

The Biden administration’s first days in office have so far been filled with sweeping executive orders signed by former President Trump.

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demoPHILES/biden is nothing more than a cheating dictator,GFYS!!

Janet Reed

he wants to show hes helping Big Pharma but not Americans !!!!! wants to be an asshole

John Lackey

I have type 2 diabeties that requires insulin and I am on SSI disability ! Fund’ are low !


We have criminal controlling are government, soon are country will be totally “F” by them, they rigged the election everyone knows it yet they have taken over the HOUSE, SANET and, THE WHITE HOUSE and are now illegally trying to impeach TRUMP to make sure he won’t run again in 2024, while working on altering the election rules where no one will be able to defeat them in future elections, courts all controlled by them, soon they will have total dictatorship if their not stopped.

Kenneth Frazier

Kenneth, another Kenneth here. If I were you, I wouldn’t worry too much about Trump not running in 2024 because I really believe the truth about the election being stolen will come to light and trump will take his rightful place as our commander and chief no later than about the end of the first part of next year. Now I will put my crystal ball back in storage.


BJ/JB has to make sure BIG Pharma gets their payday too. Don’t want to leave anybody out.


Well America “how do you like me now” Biden makes signs another alarming and ridiculous E/O. I am surprised he didn’t just restrict it for Conservatives.