The Democrats’ Medicare proposal

January 17, 2007

Hmm… I may have to change my opinion on the Medicare prescription drug bill based on this info from FactCheck.org:

The fact is that the bill would do little more than require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to talk to drug companies about granting discounts. It specifically denies him the bargaining leverage of paying only for some drugs and not others.

This isn’t exactly how it’s been advertised. Without a credible threat, the bill sounds pretty worthless.

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