Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Freshmen congressmen and Medicare...

Democratic Congressmen Joe Courtney (2nd District) and Chris Murphy (5th District) are holding a joint press conference at the state Capitol this afternoon to talk about the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug program...and ways they intend on making it better.

You might recall the House, in its first "100 hour surge" passed legislation that eliminated the provision that prohibited the government from negotiating better prices with the drug companies. Although the press release didn't say exactly what the two lawmakers will be talking about today, I'm not going to be surprised to hear that they want to eliminate the penalty imposed on people who don't sign up on time, and that donut hole that leaves those needing the most paying for it out of their own pockets.


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