90 Miles From Tyranny : Cancer Survivor Hails Trump for ‘Right to Try’ Experimental Drug Law

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Cancer Survivor Hails Trump for ‘Right to Try’ Experimental Drug Law

President Donald Trump on Wednesday promised to roll out soon a health care proposal that “blows away” Obamacare, while receiving credit for another health care measure he signed into law in 2017.

In his speech at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s 2019 Road to Majority Policy Conference in Washington, Trump said, “We have a health plan that is far better than Obamacare.”
We’re keeping Obamacare alive; I felt I should do that. … If we win the House back, and keep the Senate, we are going to have a plan that blows away Obamacare.
It will be less expensive, and it will be far better health care and health insurance. And, we’ll be announcing it over the next month or so.

Trump invited a grateful survivor of bone cancer to the stage who gave the president credit for a 2017 health care law that she said saved her life.

Natalie Harp, a millennial entrepreneur from California, fired up the crowd nearly as much as the president when talking about the “Right to Try” law that Trump signed in 2017 that enables terminally ill patients to gain access to experimental drugs before the medicines are approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

“We all know the story about the Good Samaritan, but what you don’t know is, I was that forgotten person on the side of the road, the victim of medical error, the No. 3 cause of death under the previous administration, and I was left to die of cancer,” she said.

“First, the medical establishment, they came by and saw me there, and they wrote prescriptions for opioids, and they walked on,” said Harp, standing next to Trump.
Next, the political establishment, they saw me there, and they stopped just long enough to come over and tell me how to die, how to speed up my death, and die with dignity.
But then, an outsider gave up his own quality of life so that we could live and work and fight with dignity, because he believes in...

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