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#1050425 - 09/25/08 04:41 PM Seniors skip generic drugs if Medicare is paying
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WASHINGTON - Seniors who switch between low-cost generic drugs and the original products based on who’s footing the bill are likely driving up the cost of the government’s Medicare drug plan, according to a new study.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26876755/

Funny how generic is ok when its your own money, but if someone else is paying, who cares. Universal health care would be a great idea. Just think of all the money we could spend.

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#1050437 - 09/25/08 04:49 PM Re: Seniors skip generic drugs if Medicare is paying straw
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This is the problem with third-party payers, and it would especially be the problem with a single third-party payer.

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#1050441 - 09/25/08 04:50 PM Re: Seniors skip generic drugs if Medicare is paying Jokerman
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under the Lone Star
unintended consequences when the gubmint gets involved, whether its healthcare, retirement, housing, war on poverty.....and on and on............
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#1050523 - 09/25/08 05:32 PM Re: Seniors skip generic drugs if Medicare is paying Pale Rider
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The Land of Tax Free Shopping!
I'm shocked that a government sponsored program is inefficient and ends up costing citizens more money in the long run. I personally would love it if the government told me when to get up in the morning and go to work....










...Because you'd never get there before noon!
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