Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Romney Steals O'Brien Prescription Drug Plan

After failing to produce a plan to extend the Prescription Advantage program, the Fraud Governor yesterday announced plans to "use a 10-year old federal law that allows health facilities to buy drugs at prices nearly 50 percent below wholesale" to help community health centers offer deep discounts to patients without prescription drug coverage. (source: Boston Globe, 6/10/2003)

Romney's scheme is modeled after a plan that was released by Democrat Shannon O'Brien last year, whereby "the state should encourage community health centers to take advantage of a 1992 federal law that allows health centers to buy inexpensive prescription drugs for patients." (source: Boston Globe, 8/14/2002)

The August 2002 article outlining O'Brien's proposal was titled "O'BRIEN PROPOSES `REALISTIC' HEALTH PLAN."

The June 2003 article outlining Romney's proposal should have been titled "ROMNEY STEALS HEALTH PLAN."


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