Medicare Reform and Prescription Drugs: Ten Principles
In an election-year rush to satisfy impatient voters, politicians of both parties are endorsing ill-considered schemes to add a prescription drug benefit to Medicare. While the problems with the program are bad, most of the proposed solutions are worse. Medicare deserves thoughtful reform--reform that can greatly reduce seniors' exposure to catastrophic prescription drug costs, improve overall health care quality and control taxpayer costs. What follows are 10 principles to guide that reform.