President Bush wants to give states millions of dollars as short-term help in paying for prescription drugs. Bush plans to work with Congress to revamp the health care system to include a prescription drug benefit. But many states have decided to skip the wait and come up with their own drug plans. A panel talks about the debate over how to pay for prescription drugs.


  • James Frogue of the Heritage Foundation
  • Richard Cauchi health policy specialist at the National Conference of State Legislatures
  • John Rother director of policy and strategy for AARP

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