Debate Essay

“As California goes….”

In fiscal year 2014-2015, California spent nearly $3.8 billion on prescription medicines, equal to the  entire GDP of Malawi. A bit over 80 percent of this amount was for Medi-Cal (the Medicaid welfare program) and the Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). In California, state agencies negotiate medicine prices with manufacturers. In some situations, different state