Lawmakers Criticize Medicare Plan for Costly Drugs

According to Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, “An Obama administration proposal to reduce Medicare’s profit incentives to doctors who administer drugs is drawing such intense congressional criticism that some policy analysts question whether it will survive intact. Dozens of House Republicans are demanding the proposal be withdrawn, and Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee are raising concerns with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers the program. The pushback is growing in advance of a May 9 deadline for public comments.”

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