Saturday, January 13, 2007

Medicare Negotiating with Drug Companies - Good Debate on PBS NewsHour

An editorial in yesterday's New York Times call supports the House's recent passage of bill calling for for the government to negotiate the prices of prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries.

The January 12th, 2006 NewsHour hosted a debate on this issue. Here's the real audio (transcript available by Monday).

Porkopolis looked into the pitfalls of this social policy back in 2005 in 'Wanting our cake and eat it too'.


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