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The President Talks Prescription Drugs

This article was originally published in RPM Report

Executive Summary

President Obama hosted a “town hall” discussion on health care reform and senior citizens June 8. Not surprisingly, the plan to fill in the Medicare Part D donut hole was touched on several times. If manufacturers expected credit for giving a 50% discount, they didn’t get it. They did, however, hear some unwelcome discussion of ideas like price negotiation. On the other hand, the President stressed the role of health care reform in assuring access to drugs. Excerpts from the official White House transcript.

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