CalRX Drug Program to Provide Discounts
A new prescription drug discount program negotiated by Governor Schwarzenegger will provide up to five million lower income Californians with reduced priced drugs.
Thursday, January 6, 2005
State Health and Human Services Secretary Kim Belshe (bell SHAY) says participating drug manufacturers and pharmacies will offer discounts to enrollees with incomes of up to three hundred per cent of the federal poverty line. CUT: Belshe09 :09 The Cal R-X program has bipartisan support, but also has critics. Anthony Wright with Health Access California says Cal R-X still falls short. CUT: Wright11 :11 Critics of the plan says they are preparing a ballot initiative that would require that drug companies negotiate discounts of up to sixty per cent – and make the discounts available to all Californians regardless of income. SOC