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Democrats urge steps to lessen high cost of prescription drugs
- Alaska Democratic legislators called on Governor Murkowski
Thursday to take urgent steps to alleviate the high cost of prescription
drugs for Alaskans and Alaska's businesses.
With prescription drug costs
continuing to consume a larger and larger portion of annual medical
spending every year, action to reverse this trend is imperative.
"Individual Alaskans and
Alaskan businesses struggle with the high cost of health insurance,
while the State budget balloons with the pressure of State employee
health coverage," said Representative Eric Croft (D-Anchorage),
"It is past time for the Governor to show leadership on
this vital issue."
"Alaska has a great tradition
of standing up to the Federal government when it comes to putting
Alaska first," said Senator Bettye Davis (D-Anchorage),
"Prescription drug coverage should be no different."
Friday - October 01, 2004
Dick Morris: One
Winner On Substance, Another On Style - President Bush's
positions on the issues aired in the debate last night are so
sound and John Kerry's so contradictory that the Republican could
not help but win the debate. But, despite the contradictions
of his positions, Kerry showed Americans that he looks and acts
like a commander-in-chief and someone we could trust with power.
Of course the United States
needs to have China at the table to pressure Kim Jong Il. How
else are we going to get the North Koreans to give away their
nuclear weapons and stop building more?
Obviously a president can't
ask our troops to suffer and die for a war he calls a mistake
and "the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Clearly our allies will be
roiled by a president who calls them a coalition of the "bribed
and the coerced" and belittles their contributions even
as their soldiers risk their lives.
Certainly a free Iraq would
send a signal to Iran - which is the only way we can get the
mullahs to abstain from nuclear-weapon development. - More...
Friday pm - October 01, 2004