During an event at the White House this week, President Joe Biden accused Republicans of opposing measures that would make healthcare more affordable for millions.
Yet as the Daily Wire noted, that accusation comes even as his administration unveiled a plan to stop paying for COVID vaccines.
The administration will return COVID vaccines to “the commercial market”
The website pointed to remarks made by Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Dawn O’Connell during an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Thursday.
“We’ve known at some point we’d need to move over into the commercial market, and we’re approaching that time now,” O’Connell said of the federal government paying for vaccines, adding, “We don’t want to do it by fiat.”
Meanwhile, White House transcripts show the president railed against Republicans for opposing the Inflation Reduction Act during a signing ceremony on Tuesday.
“Every single Republican in Congress voted against this bill. Every single Republican in Congress voted against lowering prescription drug prices, against lowering healthcare costs, against a fairer tax system,” Biden declared.
“Every single Republican — every single one — voted against tackling the climate crisis, against lowering our energy costs, against creating good-paying jobs,” he complained.
Biden takes credit for a bill signed by Trump
Biden didn’t stop there, however, as the Daily Wire quoted a statement the White House released on Tuesday in which he bizarrely took credit for the results of a bill which made hearing aids more accessible despite it being signed by former President Donald Trump.
“For millions of Americans, hearing aids and the doctor’s visit to get them prescribed are too expensive,” the president stressed.
“In the executive order I issued last year to increase competition in key industries and lower costs, I called on the FDA to finally make hearing aids available over the counter,” he continued.
Joe Biden today is taking credit for being able to buy hearing aids over the counter.
He fails to mention how the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act that allowed for this to happen was passed in 2017 and signed into law by President Donald J. Trump.
Thanks President Trump! pic.twitter.com/JLNfzcd8WH
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 16, 2022
However, that statement was quickly challenged by conservative political strategist Greg Price, who tweeted out a link to the legislation from 2017.