HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is making another run at getting cheap prescription drugs for everyone in his state — and trying to make it harder for the federal government to say no.
Schweitzer says he wants to let everyone in Montana buy drugs at the ultra-cheap rate the government pays through Medicaid. He says it is far less expensive than the price for those on Medicare.
Schweitzer says all Montanans would save money by buying drugs at cost through his proposed Medicaid Part D program.
It is the governor's latest attempt to get a waiver from the federal government to buy cheap medicine. He says this plan would cost the government nothing — and could even save it money.
Schweitzer says only the big drug companies would lose.