Obama's Budget Shafts Local Pharmacies, Groups Say

Law360, Chicago (May 7, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT) -- Two pharmacy trade groups sent letters to federal lawmakers on Monday voicing their concern that proposals in President Barack Obama's fiscal 2013 budget could drive military health benefit recipients away from local pharmacies and toward the program's mail-order prescription service instead.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association said that the co-payment proposals aimed at incentivizing patients using Tricare — a government health care program that provides civilian health benefits to military personnel — to move to Tricare's mail-order pharmacy...
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