April 3, 2001 04:34 PM

Senate Roll Call Vote #00066

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 172: Baucus Amdt. No. 172; To establish a prescription drug benefit under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, without using funds generated from either the Medicare or Social Security surpluses, that is voluntary; accessible to all beneficiaries; designed to assist beneficiaries with the high cost of prescription drugs, protect them from excessive out of pocket costs, and give them bargaining power in the marketplace; affordable to all beneficiaries and the program; administered using private sector entities and competitive purchasing techniques; and consistent with broader Medicare reform.
Result: Rejected (50-50, 1/2 threshold)
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