My view: Stop meddling With Medicare

May 22, 2014 6:06 AM

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My view: Stop meddling With Medicare

As many as 36 million Americans narrowly dodged a recent proposal from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would have advanced unprecedented government intrusion within the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

CMS never offered a satisfactory reason for its proposed tinkering with something that's working. Part D is a real rarity — a genuinely popular and cost-effective federal health program. The proposed reforms were not only unnecessary; they would have compromised affordability, limited treatment opti...

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