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  • Congress mulls cap on what Medicare enrollees pay for drugs

    WASHINGTON — Health care is a top issue for American voters, and Congress may actually be moving toward doing something this year to address the high cost of prescription drugs.High on the list is capping out-of-pocket costs for participants in Medicare’s popular Part D prescription drug program, which has left some beneficiaries with bills rivaling a mortgage payment.The effort to cap out-of-pocket costs in Medicare’s prescription plan is being considered as part of broader legislation to restrain drug prices.The program was enacted more than 15 years ago — before the advent of pills costing $1,000 apiece or more.Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press read more