Why does the newly elected Democratic majority in the house and senate feel compelled to tinker with the medicare prescription drug plan for seniors when a recent poll demonstrated seventy percent of seniors are happy with the current plan?
Could it be because the Democrats toyed with idea of creating a prescription drug benefit for years, but never put forth a proposal?
Could this be retribution against the Bush administration for accomplishing something they could only struggle with?
If the current prescription drug plan is flawed it’s because insurance companies have to administer it. Let’s face it, there is a lucrative government contract here, and the windfall is going to the insurance companies. Instead of penalizing the pharmaceutical companies with government price fixing-which is what the Democrats propose- wouldn’t it be prudent to eliminate the middle man and offer the savings to seniors and the tax payers who fund this program?