Medicare and Prescription Drugs Part 1

Committee members examined different proposals to strengthen Medicare
and help seniors gain more affordable access to prescription… read more

Committee members examined different proposals to strengthen Medicare

and help seniors gain more affordable access to prescription drugs. Mr. Walker

cautioned against the long term fiscal problems that an expanded Medicare would cause.

The panel emphasized the need for more funding and alternate solutions, one of

which includes a provision to force pharmaceutical companies to reduce drug prices in

America to the level they are at in other countries. The committee

recessed to vote on the floor. close

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House Committee
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House Committee
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Feb 15, 2000

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  • Feb 15, 2000 | 1:10pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 15, 2000 | 11:45pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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