Congressman Greg Ganske was a “no” vote on the prescription drug benefit plan advanced yesterday in the U-S House. He says the republican plan relies on insurance companies that’ve already said they won’t offer prescription drug coverage.Ganske, a republican from Des Moines, says there are big flaws in both the republican and democratic plans.Ganske tried to offer a compromise, but Republican leaders shut out all alternatives to their own. He says if the parties don’t start working together, then nothing will become law this year.Congressman Jim Nussle, a republican from Manchester, supported the G-O-P plan. He says prescription drug costs for seniors are too high and they need to solve the problem. Nussle says it provides seniors an “affordable choice” and gives them a drug benefit they can use anywhere.Democrats, including Congressman Leonard Boswell of Davis City, staged a walk-out during yesterday’s House debate on the issue.
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