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Yes. Let the Government Bargain with Drugmakers
The Philadelphia Inquirer offers two competing viewpoints on federal drug price negotiations. The first, by Karen Davenport, argues that there are several ways that the government canand should"take control of drug prices" for the benefit of taxpayers and seniors.
There are several ways the White House and Congress could strengthen Medicare's ability to negotiate drug prices. One option would be for Medicare to operate its own drug benefit, negotiating drug prices for this program. This option would enable Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in drug coverage through the Medicare program itself, with the confidence that the nation's largest prescriptiondrug buyer was providing them with the best protection from high costs.
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