Presidential Series - Medicare

Albany, NY – WAMC today begins a 12-part series designed to look at where the candidates stand on certain issues. In 2006 Medicare will start offering a prescription drug benefit to seniors. The law that set up this benefit - the Medicare Modernization Act - has been the subject of much debate- especially a provision that forbids the government from negotiating on behalf of beneficiaries for lower drug prices. As Greg Dahlmann reports, this debate has carried over into the presidential contest.