Medicare’s Plan For Changes In Drug Payments Roils Diverse Interests
But it also sets up a controversy about how to lower health care costs.
Medicare Drug Proposal Is Roundabout Way To Lower Prices, Groups Say
The only thing currently making some lobbyists in the Washington health care world angrier than rapidly rising prescription drug prices is the Obama administration’s proposal for how to lower them. ... The protest from drugmakers and medical care providers sets up an election-year showdown among powerful interest groups amid public outrage over prescription drug prices, which consistently poll as voters’ number one health care concern. It’s unclear how the administration will respond to the strong criticism and whether the broader issue will become a campaign issue later this year. (Owens, 5/12)