NEWS & ANALYSIS

Governors, Lawmakers Accuse Biden Administration of Rationing COVID-19 Treatments


Governors and lawmakers in popular republican states have accused the Biden administration of rationing healthcare, as popular COVID-19 treatments are becoming increasingly harder to obtain. 

Indeed, the Department of Health and Human Services is rationing the distribution of Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatments to several states including Texas.  

“People are going to die,” Rep. Brian Babin said, per Just the News

“This is a federal takeover, and really seemingly punishing six conservative Republican red states,” Babin said. Texas and other states “are being cut 30 to 50%.” 

“It just goes without saying that this Biden administration doesn’t care,” he continued, adding that “they flip-flop routinely” on vaccine mandates and lockdowns. 

“The only thing you know that’s always certain about this man is that he’s uncertain,” Babin said of Dr. Fauci. 

Similarly, Texas Rep. Chip Roy said a meeting with the Department left him with “more questions than answers.” 

“The IV monoclonal antibodies are very effective at reducing hospitalization,” Sen. Rand Paul said, but because the government purchased the treatments, “they’re telling the hospitals that you won’t be covered if you give anybody this treatment in the hospital.” 

“We’re going to fight like hell to make sure that our folks get what they need,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a press conference, promising to negotiate for the direct purchase of a different product from GlaxoSmithKline. 

The Department of Health and Human Services said that seven states – Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana – accounted for 70 percent of orders under the old process.