By Tomas J. Philipson
Everyone wants to keep Medicare on solid financial footing. But getting agreement on how to go about it is a challenge, especially with power divided in Washington. Several drugmakers have now filed lawsuits against the Department of Health and Human Services over Medicare’s new authority to negotiate drug prices in the Inflation Reduction Act.
It’s important to find agreement on Medicare reforms, and soon. Independent analysts have sounded the alarm on the program’s future ability pay full benefits. Here are three steps policymakers can take right now to strengthen the program and ensure it can continue to provide care for Americans who depend on it.
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