(TargetLiberty.org) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appears to be intent on swaying older voters who are currently supporting former President Donald Trump in his third presidential campaign. DeSantis, who has just joined the presidential race, is expected to put pressure on Trump during the 2024 GOP presidential race.
According to the Pew Research Center, more than 60 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning voters are over 50 years old. DeSantis is going to try to get these older voters on his side by focusing on his efforts to lower the cost of prescription medication in his state. He has also made a lot of efforts to get the federal government to agree to import cheaper drugs from Canada into the U.S.
Earlier in May, DeSantis signed a bill that would lower costs by regulating pharmacy benefit managers who are usually working with drug manufacturers, insurance agencies, and pharmacies in order to make drugs available at a discounted cost. Despite this though, many patient advocates have questioned if benefit managers are passing on enough savings to consumers.
In a press conference on May 3, DeSantis stated that they believe healthcare and prescribed medication are “too expensive.” He added that there is a lot of bureaucracy and many people who are financially benefiting from the system without providing value to it.
In the past few months, he has faced repeated attacks from former President Trump, who has also targeted DeSantis for his previous plan to restructure Social Security and Medicare.
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