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Sound Solutions for Rising Healthcare Costs
This is the third time I've had the privilege to talk with ALEC [American Legislative Exchange Council] and it is both a privilege and a pleasure. Three years ago John Breaux-and many of you know at that time was a Democratic senator from the great state of Louisiana-invited me to come up to Capitol Hill to join 11 of his Democratic
colleagues to talk about including prescription drug coverage as part of Medicare. I had drawn the short straw at that point to lead our industry trade association effort to work on that.
I arrive at Capitol Hill and I go in this little private room on the Senate side, and who's the first person to see me but
Senator Kennedy. He looked at me and he said, "You know, Bob, having you with us here tonight is a little like having the Devil in church."