Medicare Part D Creators Now Working For Lobbyists With Billions At Stake

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Olga Pierce ProPublica

Four years ago, a group of lawmakers and aides crafted Medicare Part D, the prescription drug program for seniors that has produced billions of dollars of profits for pharmaceutical companies.

Today, at least 25 of those key players are back, but this time they're lobbyists, trying to persuade their former colleagues to protect the lucrative system during the health care reform negotiations.

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