Republicans are always clamoring about the "free market" when debating, say, minimum wage and benefits - all of those frills for us regular folk.
But the government - gasp? - to negotiate prices for Medicare prescriptions? That's too much control, they say! God forbid the feds get lower prices and pass the savings on to the taxpayer.
Mind you, the Medicare legislation was co-authored by former U.S. Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-La., when he was NEGOTIATING FOR A JOB IN THE PHARMECEUTICAL INDUSTRY. The legislation FORBIDS the government from negotiating prices.
C'mon, why do you think? Industry influence, anyone?
So the Dems are saying we should get to negotiate. Here is yet one more issue where while they're not perfect, D's are certainly better than R's.