Priorities: People – and Medicare – Before Drug Company Profits

April 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

As we said in today’s Politico Op Ed, it’s time to support Senator Rockefeller’s bill – and all serious efforts to reduce what Medicare pays for prescription drugs. High time. There are over 50 million people with Medicare. Why would we not insist on lowering drug prices for all of them? It would save Medicare $141 Billion over ten years. Wal-Mart knows the value of negotiating low prices for vast numbers of people, and is sure to do so. So should Medicare.

Entry filed under: Access to Health Care, Deficit Reduction, Drug Costs, Fiscal Responsibility, Help for Low Income People, Judith Stein, Medicare, Medicare Reform, Reform, Ryan Plan. Tags: , , , , , , .

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