Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is discovering what former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty discovered many years ago: setting up a state-sponsored drug importation plan from Canada costs a lot of taxpayer dollars and doesn’t help consumers pay less for prescription drugs.
Much like what is said by true believers when socialist nations fail (“it wasn’t done correctly”) so, too, it is with elected officials who for over 20 years have looked to Canada for solutions to high out-of-pocket consumer costs for prescription drugs.
These “true believers” in the legislature should critically look at Obamacare and the insurance companies empowered by this law. There they will find one of the true cost drivers who continue making huge profits while consumers pay more for prescription drugs.
Oh, and while we’re at it: please let me know when a Canadian pharmaceutical company develops a COVID-19 vaccination that they will share with the world.