It makes as much sense as giving a burglar your house keys and your travel itinerary. Forty-two US senators actually fought to prohibit Medicare from negotiating for lower prescription drug prices. (See roll-call vote.)
I know. It’s soooo 27 days ago, but the media hasn't raised enough hell. The Veterans Administration negotiates drug prices, and a Families USA study found that Medicare spent, on average, 58% more than the VA did for the same drugs. Who pays that extra 58% of billions per year? We taxpayers do.
Maybe it’s coincidental that the drug industry donated $93 million to candidates for federal office from 2000-2006. Then again, is there a logical reason for stopping Medicare from trying to save tax dollars?