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Democrats Fault Medicare Drug Benefit Deal

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Democrats Fault Medicare Drug Benefit Deal

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Democrats Fault Medicare Drug Benefit Deal

Democrats Fault Medicare Drug Benefit Deal

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The congressional debate over adding prescription drug coverage to Medicare reaches its final stages. House and Senate negotiators struck a tentative agreement this weekend on the $400 billion measure. But many Democrats oppose provisions that encourage competition between Medicare and private health plans. Hear NPR's Julie Rovner.