Republican Plan on Prescription Drugs is Wrong Approach
- Medicare drug benefit: Still a cliffhanger. Gebhart, Fred // Drug Topics;8/18/2003, Vol. 147 Issue 16, p14
Reports on the U.S. legislatures' passage of Medicare prescription drug benefit bills. Provisions of the bill; Philosophical differences between the Congress and the Senate.
- Republicans, Democrats unveil competing Rx plans. Frederick, James // Drug Store News;5/20/2002, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p10
Focuses on the initiatives of U.S. House Republicans and Senate Democrats to deal with the issue of extending prescription drug benefits to Medicare recipients. Conflict of ideas among the legislators; Provisions of a proposed legislation on prescription drug benefit.
- Medicare reform bill squeaks through House before recess. Lovern, Ed // Modern Healthcare;7/1/2002, Vol. 32 Issue 26, p8
Discusses the Medicare reform bill introduced by the Republicans to the U.S. Senate as of July 1, 2002. Result of the vote for the Medicare modernization and prescription-drug bill; Implication of the bill; Support provided by several healthcare associations to the initiative.
- Bipartisan Medicare Reform Bill Introduced. Fisher, Mary Jane // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;11/15/99, Vol. 103 Issue 46, p3
Reports the introduction of a bipartisan Medicare reform bill in the United States. Information on the legislation; Terms of the proposed reform bill; Details on out-patient prescription drug coverage.
- Lots of drama, little action. Tieman, Jeff // Modern Healthcare;8/12/2002, Vol. 32 Issue 32, p27
Focuses on the failure of U.S. Senate plans to add a prescription-drug benefit to Medicare. Issues that kept the bill from Senate approval; Reactions of Republican and Democratic legislators to the plan; Limitations of the proposal.
- WILL THIS BE THE YEAR FOR A MEDICARE DRUG BILL? Serafini, Marilyn Werber // National Journal;7/13/2002, Vol. 34 Issue 28, p2078
Focuses on legislation for a Medicare prescription drug benefit in the U.S. as of July 2002. Difference between the U.S. Senate and House versions of a Medicare prescription drug bill; Information on a U.S. Senate Medicare prescription drug bill supported by members of the Republican Party and...
- Doctors hope to get Xmas 'fix'. Pecquet, Julian // Hill;12/12/2011, Vol. 18 Issue 171, p23
The article reports that the pacific trade deal will affect the pharmaceuticals industry in terms of patent and tariff while the U.S. Congress is preparing for the final opportunity to repeal the 27.4% cut on Medicare payments for physicians.
- Provider aid spared in drug-plan fight. Gardner, Jonathan // Modern Healthcare;07/03/2000, Vol. 30 Issue 27, p3
Discusses the issue concerning the inclusion of prescription drugs to the medicare benefit package in the United States. Information on the Republican-sponsored prescription drug legislation; Estimates on Medicare spending; Claims of medicare providers on the package of provider payment increases.
- Medicare prescription drug coverage proposed. // Urology Times;Jun99, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p3
Describes the proposed legislation by various members of the United States Congress aiming to add Medicare coverage for prescription drugs.