Press release: Bingaman talks Medicare bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about a bill he is cosponsoring that would require prescription drug manufacturers to offer discounts to low-income patients receiving their medications through Medicare. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman062011m.mp3

00:00 – Bingaman talks about a bill he is cosponsoring that would require prescription drug manufacturers to offer discounts to low-income patients receiving their medications through Medicare.

02:06 – Bingaman comments on an Associated Press report regarding the country’s nuclear reactors.

03:38 – Bingaman comments on ongoing negotiations on increasing the debt limit.

04:49 – Bingaman comments on the New Mexico Rail Runner’s decision to end weekend service.

05:43 – Bingaman says broadband services are important in helping small communities attract businesses and jobs.

06:43 – Bingaman comments on pending applications before the NRC for nuclear power plants.