Gov. Christie finds more money for prescription plan
(AP) - Gov. Chris Christie says he plans torestore proposed cuts to prescription plans for New Jersey's seniorand disabled citizens.
Christie's budget had proposed adding a new $310 deductible toprescription plans and raising co-pays for brand-name drugs from $7to $15.
On Wednesday, the Republican governor announced that he's foundmore money due to increased rebate collections from drugmanufacturers, more people using generic drugs, and expandedeligibility for enrollment in a Medicare low-income subsidyprogram.
In fact, there's enough money to lower the co-pay for genericdrugs to $5.
Democrats have been pushing the governor to reinstate anincreased tax for those making $1 million or more, in part torestore the prescription benefits.