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E.J. Pipkin on Health Care


Encourage competition in the prescription drug market

Today, a significant portion of medical costs for seniors is attributable to paying for prescription drug and preventative medicines. The 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit passed by Congress recognizes this and takes the first step in providing our seniors with relief from soaring drug costs. My opponent voted against that bill and turned her back on thousands of Maryland seniors who would have benefited.

Though not perfect, it is a step in the right direction and now is the time for us to go further in providing our seniors with the relief they deserve. We must encourage competition in the prescription drug market.

America must keep its promise to its seniors regarding Medicare and insure that it is viable for generations to come. Our current elected officials talk a lot about protecting Medicare but offer very little as far as solutions that will guarantee its viability.

Source: Campaign website, pipkinforsenate.com Aug 11, 2004

Encourage competition in the prescription drug market

Though not perfect, it is a step in the right direction and now is the time for us to go further in providing our seniors with the relief they deserve. We must encourage competition in the prescription drug market.

America must keep its promise to its seniors regarding Medicare and insure that it is viable for generations to come. Our current elected officials talk a lot about protecting Medicare but offer very little as far as solutions that will guarantee its viability.

Source: Campaign website, pipkinforsenate.com Aug 11, 2004

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