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Republican Opposition To Trump’s Drug Reimportation Proposal

Donald Trump isn’t just getting opposition from the former Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. His health plan, released Wednesday night, also attracted criticism from Republicans.

Trump laid out seven steps that Congress would need to take on healthcare, including repealing the Affordable Care Act. Trump, who had previously called for Medicare to have the power to negotiate drug prices, proposed removing barriers to imported prescription drugs to increase “access to imported, safe and dependable drugs from overseas [that] will bring more options to consumers.”

One Republican who took issue with Trump’s plan is Scott Gottlieb, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who served as the FDA Deputy Commission in the George W. Bush administration. Gottlieb called Trump’s proposal to “reimport” drugs the biggest departure from typical GOP ideas on health reform on Twitter. Here’s what Gottlieb had to say about Trump’s proposal: