Republicans side with big pharma over seniors, Medicare

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Republicans side with big pharma over seniors, Medicare
By Joan McCarter

"This story is absolutely insane, demonstrating just how bought-off the entire Republican Party is. The Congressional Budget Office made a mistake. It estimated that the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 would save Medicare $7.7 billion over the next decade in a change it made to a Medicare Part D drug discount program. That was a $4 billion error, in Medicare's favor, and also in favor of Medicare beneficiaries facing high prescription costs. So the changes will save Medicare—meaning the taxpayers—$11.8 billion in the next two years."
"It means drug companies have to offer deeper discounts to enrollees who fall in the so-called “donut hole,” or the gap created when an enrollee's prescription costs exceed the coverage limits in their Part D plan. Drug companies have to offer those enrollees a 70 percent discount on drugs, up from 50 percent before the budget bill passed. So drug companies pay more, Medicare enrollees pay less, and it is saving taxpayers money."
"Here's some free advice for them: spend some of that tax windfall on research and development instead of executive salaries and gifts to shareholders—and leave the discounts for Medicare patients alone."







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Totally believable! When have Republicans EVER been known to help or be on the side of the elderly, the sick, the poor and the disabled who need Medicare? When? Never is the answer. This report brings out the low of the low in Republicans doing seniors that way. They should be ashamed of themselves only they have no shame. Let seniors suffer while they help Big Pharma appears to be the right-wing chant. Remember that. Remember it well as it could be your parents or grandparents or relatives that this will affect big time!

 
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Republicans side with big pharma over seniors, Medicare
By Joan McCarter

Totally believable! When have Republicans EVER been known to help or be on the side of the elderly, the sick, the poor and the disabled who need Medicare? When? Never is the answer. This report brings out the low of the low in Republicans doing seniors that way. They should be ashamed of themselves only they have no shame. Let seniors suffer while they help Big Pharma appears to be the right-wing chant. Remember that. Remember it well as it could be your parents or grandparents or relatives that this will affect big time!

Can you try to post a source that isn't from the extreme left end of the bowels of biased internet sources, for once?
 
Feb 2011
17,153
6,148
Boise, ID
Republicans side with big pharma over seniors, Medicare
By Joan McCarter

Totally believable! When have Republicans EVER been known to help or be on the side of the elderly, the sick, the poor and the disabled who need Medicare? When? Never is the answer. This report brings out the low of the low in Republicans doing seniors that way. They should be ashamed of themselves only they have no shame. Let seniors suffer while they help Big Pharma appears to be the right-wing chant. Remember that. Remember it well as it could be your parents or grandparents or relatives that this will affect big time!


Now that I've had a chance to scan the actual source (not DailyKos' bastardization of it), it's clear you haven't really grasped the issue.
 
Dec 2015
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Now that I've had a chance to scan the actual source (not DailyKos' bastardization of it), it's clear you haven't really grasped the issue.
Oh I've more than grasped the issue correctly. It is you who are now grasping at straws.
 
Feb 2011
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Oh I've more than grasped the issue correctly.
The original source explains why even non-partisans are concerned by how deeply the discount mandates could cut into Part D and affect drug availability (and thus create other unintended costs and consequences) or hinder attempts to control drug prices in general. If you bothered to understand those aspects of this issue, you'd be concerned too.

But we know you're not actually concerned. Partisan hacks are never actually concerned about any actual issue.
 
Dec 2015
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The original source explains why even non-partisans are concerned by how deeply the discount mandates could cut into Part D and affect drug availability (and thus create other unintended costs and consequences) or hinder attempts to control drug prices in general. If you bothered to understand those aspects of this issue, you'd be concerned too.

But we know you're not actually concerned. Partisan hacks are never actually concerned about any actual issue.
Since looking in the mirror as you write is always your style I can clearly see why you chose the words "Partisan hacks..." Spin it as you may the fact remains that Republicans are no friends to common Americans and their healthcare. Never Were, Never Will Be. Time to kick them all out.