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Medicare Drug Planners Now Lobbyists, With Billions at Stake

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« on: October 22, 2009, 12:09:53 am »

Medicare Drug Planners Now Lobbyists, With Billions at Stake

October 20, 2009

Six years ago, a group of lawmakers and aides crafted Medicare Part D, the prescription drug program for seniors that has produced billions of dollars of profits for pharmaceutical companies.

Today, at least 25 of those key players are back, but this time they’re lobbyists, trying to persuade their former colleagues to protect the lucrative system during the health care reform negotiations.

Continued: http://www.propublica.org/ion/health-care-reform/item/medicare-drug-planners-now-lobbyists-with-billions-at-stake-1020

These Congress critters turned lobbyists don't care about constituents or consumers, they never did....they care about their industry.
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 08:15:48 am »

I know a lot of people who went with Medicare Advantage who wish they hadn't.  They were duped into thinking it was a better option.  Now, if I understand it, they cannot go back to just plain old Medicare.
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