News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush - Part I b
Medicare Bill Favors Drug Companies Over Seniors
Pt. I b BUSH'S CONGRESS
NEO-CONSERVATIVES' ULTIMATE GOAL
RIGGING ELECTIONS
------ Reforms needed
-- Corrupt Redistricting
---- Texas
---- Colorado
---- Pennsylvania
-- Rigged E-Voting?
---- Diebold For Bush
-- Delayed Disclosures
RAW POWER TACTICS
-- Bullying to Win
---- Threatening Dems
---- Bribing Republican
-- Excluding Democrats
---- 11th-Hour Bills
---- 1-Vote Victories
LOOTING the FUTURE
-- Driving Up Deficit
-- Extra Pork in Bills
-- $87 bill. Blank Check
BAD BILLS
-- Energy Bill
-- Medicare Bill
-- Spending Bill
WHO BENEFITS?
-- Wealthy Interests
-- Cheney's Cronies
-- Bush Camp'n Donors
-- Gun Lobby
WHAT ARE WE LOSING?
-- Privacy Rules
-- Academic Freedom
---- at the U. of Wash.
-- States' Rights on..
---- Air Quality
---- Antispam Rules
---- ID Protection
---- Gay Marriage
---- Scholarships
STATES FIGHT BACK
-- Brandeis's Support

"Sager said the primary reason for the jump in profits is that neither Congress nor the administration would negotiate for price discounts in the same way that the Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies now bargain with pharmaceutical companies ...  "  --Ceci Connolly, Washington Post

 
washingtonpost.com

Drugmakers' Profits May Soar
Proposed Medicare Bill Could Generate $139 Billion, Study Finds

By Ceci Connolly
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, October 31, 2003; Page A05

 The complete article is currently (3/25/04) available on the Washington Post website at-- http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A44270-2003Oct30?language=printer  [found through a Google search by article title on the same date]

If Congress reaches an agreement on a landmark $400 billion Medicare prescription drug bill, the pharmaceutical industry stands to make a "windfall profit" of at least $139 billion over eight years, according to an academic study released yesterday. ...

2003 The Washington Post Company
 
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