America's Roundtable

Kellyanne Conway | Safely Reopening Schools | Healthcare Reform | Opioid Crisis | Insulin Price Reduction for Seniors

July 14th, 2020

Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President at The White House provides a timely and relevant update on safely and prudently reopening schools in America. President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and the First Lady Melania Trump held a strategic event at the White House with major stakeholders in the education sphere including state, local, and tribal leaders, educators, and families. Over 50 million American students from K-12 have been impacted by the stay-at-home orders and school shutdowns. Kellyanne Conway conveys concerns about the wellbeing of the forgotten child and highlights challenges including the digital divide adversely affecting low income families.

Kellyanne Conway also shared about the vital healthcare initiatives and reform efforts that President Trump’s administration has been working on - to make healthcare accessible, affordable and transparent for American patients and taxpayers, including:

  • President Trump’s “Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First” which was signed in June 2019;

  • The most recent victory, with the federal court upholding the Trump administration’s hospital price transparency which requires hospitals to disclose secret rates they negotiate with insurance companies;

  • Lowering insulin costs for Medicare beneficiaries, whereby common forms of insulin will be available to seniors at no more than $35 for a month’s supply;

  • Addressing opioid crisis and passing Support Act, which Kellyanne considers to be the most robust and significant bipartisan accomplishment of the President’s first term.