Prescription Drugs at Low Cost

NPR's Joanne Silberner reports on three proposals aimed at helping America's older population pay for prescription drugs without depleting the country's Medicare trust fund. The three plans come from the President, Senate Democrats, and House Republicans. All are voluntary, have a low monthly fee, which is waived for the poor, and promise drug discounts on bulk buying. But there are differences in how the plans are administered, and how payment for them would work.



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