Medicare Drug Plan Prices are Higher than Medicare Drug Card Prices

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2006-02-21
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9 pages
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The Special Investigation Division of the House Committee on Government Reform investigated the Medicare drug cards, a program created as a transition to the new Medicare prescription drug plans. The investigation discovered the prices from the new Medicare drug plans are significantly higher, averaging 14% more than the drug card prices. The report suggests that the new Medicare drug plans are not successful in negotiating drug price concessions indicating a potential disadvantage for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and taxpayers.
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