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The Downside of Success

In case you missed it, from yesterday’s Washington Post: 

Success of Drug Plan Challenges Democrats

Medicare Benefit’s Cost Beat Estimates

It sounded simple enough on the campaign trail: Free the government to negotiate lower drug prices and use the savings to plug a big gap in Medicare’s new prescription-drug benefit. But as Democrats prepare to take control of Congress, they are struggling to keep that promise without wrecking a program that has proven cheaper and more popular than anyone imagined.


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