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Medicare Should Negotiate Lower Drug Prices

While the cost of Medicare will inevitably continue to grow, we must ensure that taxpayer dollars are well spent and that health care will become affordable. That’s why, when elected, I will fight to require Medicare to negotiate with drug companies for lower drug prices and close the coverage
gap known as the ‘donut hole.’ Curt Weldon has taken $62,000 in donations from the pharmaceutical and health product industry for his campaigns as well as $144,000 from insurance companies. It comes as no surprise that the giant drug companies are funding commercials thanking Curt Weldon; they’ve raked-in billions in profits as a result of the Bush/Weldon Medicare D plan at the expense of local seniors. It’s ironic that these ads have aired just as an untold number of Pennsylvania seniors are facing the coverage gap known as the ‘donut hole.’

Tags Doughnut Health Healthcare reform in the United States Medicare Medicare Part D Medicare Part D coverage gap Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act Medicine Pharmaceutical industry Pharmaceuticals policy Social Issues

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