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Al Franken Talks to “Tea Party” Activists – Turns the Encounter Into a Productive Conversation on Healthcare

Posted Sep 06 2009 10:21pm

You may or may not have read about the “tea parties” in the news, if not, check out the link below.  Good interaction from Al Franken here on handling their questions, unexpectedly.  I do agree with his comments too on allowing Medicare to negotiate directly with the drug companies as that is a good example of money coming right out for administration of pharmacy benefit.  Things have changed since Part D was implemented with most Pharma companies being out of that business now and selling their PBMs. 

Medicare just needs the data capabilities to administer and work directly with Pharmacy Benefit Managers is about the only hold up I can really see to delay this.  Insurance companies make big profits from this side of the business and one more contributing reason to the rising cost of both healthcare and health insurance.  BD 

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