Part D Rebates: Talking Points Continue, But Deficit Deal Elusive
This article was originally published in RPM Report
Once again the President is calling for rebates on prescription drugs sold under Medicare Part D. But without a big deficit deal involving entitlement reform, is there any way to enact them?
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