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Bush pushes medicare deal that could include Canadian drug imports

By Beth Gorham

President George W. Bush tried to persuade legislators Wednesday to make a quick deal on a medicare bill that would provide prescription drug coverage for millions of American seniors.

It would be a big boost for Bush, who could start next year’s re-election campaign with a polished image as a compassionate conservative who accomplished what Democrats promised for nearly a decade.

But there are still big obstacles facing the $400 billion US drug subsidy, including demands that the legislation legalize imported pills from Canada to provide further relief to Americans paying the highest prices in the industrialized world.

Read the original article at: Canada.com – Health

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