Congressional Medicare prescription drug legislation talking points

Points by Bob Weiner:

    A real Medicare reform bill as the Democrats proposed, with full prescription coverage and under the current Medicare system, is desperately needed.  But this Republican controlled Medicare revision bill will:

Points by DNC National Radio Director Kandy Stroud:

    President Bush addressed the subject of Medicare in the Rose Garden recently, but the outlook for Medicare, if the Republicans have their way, is hardly rosey.
    In short, the GOP drug plan would dismantle Medicare.
    It not only fails to deal with rising drug prices but it also gives a massive windfall to drug manufacturers.
    The Republican Plan would: