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PhRMA: Obama SOTU proposal aims to 'upend' Medicare Part D

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Executive Summary

While President Barack Obama's 12 February State of the Union (SOTU) address included a laundry list of challenges he wants tackled in the coming year, it was his brief remark that his Medicare reform proposals would include reducing "taxpayer subsidies to prescription drug companies" that drew a swift rebuke from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), which asserted the US leader was aiming to "tamper" with the Part D program.




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