Trump Gives Dying Patients a Fighting Chance

by David Nussman  •  •  June 5, 2018   

Signs the Right to Try Act into law

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President Donald Trump: "And I said, 'Do me a favor. Tell me which is the better bill for the people. Not for the insurance companies. Not for the pharmaceutical companies.' I don't care about them. I really don't. I couldn't care less."

President Trump is helping sick patients fight for their lives.

The president signed the Right to Try Act into law on May 30. It allows Americans diagnosed with terminal illnesses to cut through bureaucratic red tape and seek experimental treatment that hasn't yet been approved by the FDA.

Currently, the law disallows patients to try alternate forms of medicine without first being approved by the government agency.

Trump's pro-life measure is expected to benefit numerous sick Americans.

Trump: "Thanks to you, countless American lives will ultimately be saved. We will be saving — I don't even want to say thousands, because I think it's going to be much more. Thousands and thousands. Hundreds of thousands. We're going to be saving tremendous numbers of lives."

Additionally, in places where assisted suicide or euthanasia are legal, patients often experience pressure by insurance companies to end their lives rather than try more costly experimental treatment.

Many states already have Right to Try laws, allowing patients to go around legal roadblocks and try to save their lives.


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