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Senate Dems continue push to curb Medicare drug costs
Modern Healthcare

Senate Democrats used a hearing on Medicare drug policy to add to the drumbeat calling for cuts to Medicare drug spending as part of any deficit-reduction deal.

“In 2010, Americans spent more than $300 billion on prescription drugs and a third of that was paid for by Medicare or Medicaid,” Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), chairman of the Special Aging Committee, said at the panel’s Thursday hearing. “Left unchecked, these costs threaten our country, our economy and every American family.”