President Donald Trump’s plan to distribute $200 drug-discount cards to all Medicare recipients remains in limbo after officials missed an earlier goal of sending out millions of announcement letters and even some cards by Election Day, said three officials with knowledge of the plan.
The officials said that there are still unresolved concerns about the legality and logistics of the nearly $8 billion plan, including how it would be financially structured, and that there are no current plans to roll out the program.
“We haven’t heard anything in days,” said one health official whose team at the Health and Human Services department would be involved in the program…
“The program is approved and moving forward,” the White House official said on Friday. “Cards will be sent out in the months of November and December,” adding that all the cards would arrive by the end of the year.