Bernie Sanders
Democrat

Bernie Sanders's policies onHealthcare

Restore Medicare prescription drug discounts for low-income seniors and people with disabilities

Restore Medicare prescription drug discounts for low-income seniors and people with disabilities.

Pharmaceutical companies got a huge victory ten years ago, when prescription drug coverage for low-income seniors and people with disabilities was moved from Medicaid to Medicare. Because Medicaid gets a much better price for prescription drugs than private Medicare Part D plans, this policy change meant that drug companies would gain even larger profits on the backs of low-income seniors at the taxpayers’ expense.

The Sanders plan will restore these rebates for low-income seniors, saving $103 billion over 10 years, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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