Likely, by the end of the day in Washington , whether they like it or not, older Americans will have some change on prescription drug prices. And the score is by no means even, with the AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons, saying the bill is better than nothing, and urging its passage, and others who say a bad bill is worse than no bill at all, and urge its defeat.
There are those in the Senate who feel Medicare is hardly more than socialized health care, and they're agin' it, just as they would be on any proposal that deviated from their norms. For millions of Americans, though, Medicare is their only medical care. Attached to this bill are conditions that would weaken Medicare in that it would force it to be more competitive.