The Trump administration plans to send $200 discount cards for prescription drugs to more than 30 million Medicare beneficiaries, but the White House is abandoning an effort to have them shipped out before Election Day following complaints that the effort could violate election laws.
“I think that was a concern that there might have been a look that this was done for a political motivation. That’s not the case,” Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Wednesday.
Administration officials are expected to approve a final plan for the program, which will cost an estimated $8 billion, within the next 48 hours, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. However, the cards aren’t expected to be sent out until November or December.