16 Jul '11, 9am

Who Is Fighting Lower Drug Costs For The Poor? | Care2 Causes

Who Is Fighting Lower Drug Costs For The Poor? | Care2 Causes

Needed drugs should always be affordable, regardless of the amount of profit pharmaceutical companies desire. And for those who are being subsidized by government medical programs, prices still should be reasonable even if the patient him or herself isn’t responsible for the full amount. The government explored a series of rebates from drug companies to help cover the skyrocketing prices of drugs, but those rebate could be coming to an end. But Rep. Eric Cantor and his cronies would rather make sure that pharmaceutical companies are getting money back, even if it comes at the expense of poor seniors — an expense that would be shifted to the U.S. government. Via Politico : At its core, the proposal restores rebates paid by brand-name drugmakers for the “dual eligible” population — those seniors eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Depending on how it is written, the pla...

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