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  •  Indeed, and don't forget Medicare Part D (3+ / 0-)

    The big gimme to Big Pharma — also in that 2003 legislation passed by the GOP and Dubya. It was never paid for and expressly forbade the federal govt from negotiating drug prices, as the VA and Medicaid programs do. Part D cost tax payers $53 Billion in 2011 and has added $266 Billion to the debt since it went into effect in 2006.

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