COLUMBIA, Mo. – In a Facebook live interview with the Kansas City Star yesterday, Missouri Republican Party Chairman Todd Graves made clear that he has no clue that officeholders in his own Party recently hiked prescription drug costs for over 60,000 Missouri seniors by slashing the Missouri Rx program.
When asked a question about what Republicans are doing to help seniors with higher prescription drug costs, Graves responded by saying: “That’s a very broad question. I’m not the legislative guy… that’s not something I have much information about.”
After the Kansas City Star’s Colleen Nelson followed up by clarifying that the Governor and Republican-led Legislature recently signed off on policy changes that increased prescription drug costs for seniors, Graves responded by bumbling through a legislative scenario unrelated to the 60,000 seniors now facing higher prescription drug costs.
“It looks like part of the Republican strategy for dealing with the harmful effects of their cuts to healthcare is ignoring the over 60,000 Missouri seniors now facing higher prescription drug costs,” said Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen Webber.