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    Who buys the drugs from the drug companies? I don't think its the government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbyrx View Post
    Who buys the drugs from the drug companies? I don't think its the government.
    Without getting into semantics, the drugs are prescribed by a physician, bought by the medicare recipient using his or her Medicare Part D. The patient is responsible for any applicable co-payment requirements. The pharmacist then bills Medicare (the government) for the balance as per agreed pricing schedules.

    In the final analysis it is indeed the government which buys and pays the lion's share for the drugs on behalf of the covered patients.

    This is a link to the official US Government Medicare site: http://www.medicare.gov/

    Many Tea Party folks are extremely confused about Medicare and Medicaid. They like to run around with signs saying " Keep your government hands off my Medicare" and moaning about "socialist" intervention in health care. Those folks are utterly deluded. Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are in fact the crown jewels of American socialism, a fact which seems to elude them due to their cognitive dissonance.

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    Actually the drugs are made by the drug company, sold to wholesalers that sell the drugs to pharmacies to be dispensed. The government is not involved and can't tell doctors what to prescribe. Now insurance companies and PBM's who deal directly with the government with Part D are the ones raking in the cash. President Obama has not stopped Part D but has added to it by closing part of the gap for patients

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