Monday, December 01, 2008

: Obama Presidency Could Bring Cheaper Medicines, Universal Coverage

One of the things that bothered me most during the Bush administration was the treatment of Medicare in the new Medicare program. I was shocked when I learned the legislation that passed would not allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Both the Veterans Administration and Medicaid are negotiating prescription drug prices and buying drugs at lower prices than Medicare. This is clearly a "sham" and one of the best examples of how politicians get in the pocket of special interest groups. Not allowing the largest purchaser of prescription drugs to negotiate is nonsensical.

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