July 31, 2020

Trump Acts to Lower Rx Prices

Trump Acts to Lower Rx Prices

President Trump’s recent executive orders are a move to lower prescription drug prices for patients. But what changes should patients expect to see? We talk to the former lead health advisor to President Trump, Katy Talento, who breaks down exactly how the orders will impact patients. 

Terry and Bob discuss the policies, including co-pay accumulators and rebates. And Kate speaks with Jack Haskins, who has to pay thousands of dollars for medication due to co-pay accumulators. 


Katy Talento

Katy Talento is an epidemiologist, licensed benefits consultant, and healthcare policy advisor. Ms. Talento most recently served as the lead health advisor to President Trump on the Domestic Policy Council. In her White House role, Ms. Talento worked to promote healthcare price transparency, lower prescription drug prices, and promote affordable healthcare options. 

Currently, Ms. Talento is the President of KFT Consulting, where she advises organizations and employers on health programs, updates in healthcare policies and the resulting industry impacts, and strategies for lowering costs while improving quality of care. 

Ms. Talento has been active in both the public and private sectors. For fifteen years she advised five U.S. senators on health policy. Within the private sector, she helped energy companies implement plans to protect their workforces from infectious diseases. 

Ms. Talento earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Virginia, and her master’s degree in epidemiology from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 


Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 


Katy Talento 

Patients Rising Concierge 

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