Saturday, April 18, 2009

The health care reform war starts

And the first sally, according to Neil Davis, is the Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act of 2009 (HR 684 and S 330).
I am hoping that President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress will get behind the serious reform proposed by HR 676… this bill calls for a total overhaul of the system by taking health care out of the marketplace.…But the early signs are that the Democrats in Congress and President Obama are not willing to make a frontal attack on health care reform.
Instead, Davis says, they are hoping to set up a government operated program that would deal with only one small part of the health care picture: negotiating drug prices for Medicare. A step in the right direction, but only one smal step--still, one that would save perhaps $40 billion annually!

More in the March Dose of Reality.

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