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Medicaid Reform Must Decrease Drug Prices For States – HHS Secretary

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States should pay "the same low rate" for drugs as pharmacies and Medicare, Secretary Leavitt says. Reforms could save the federal government $15 bil. and the states $11 bil. over the next 10 years; details will be outlined in the President's forthcoming fiscal year 2006 budget request.

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