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To: AZRepublican
Congress gave the Social Security Administration $500 million primarily to identify and enroll them.

"It's probably the best thing about Medicare Part D, except that most people don't know about it or don't know how to apply for it or are not comfortable or capable of applying."

I think I figured out the problem...

3 posted on 02/21/2006 7:15:09 AM PST by Realism (Some believe that the facts-of-life are open to debate.....)
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To: Realism
most people don't know about it or don't know how to apply for it or are not comfortable or capable of applying."

It appears that most people just want to show up at the doctor's office, hospital, or pharmacy whenever they feel like it, get some service or prescription at little or no cost to them, and be on their merry way. Say what you will about whether or not the program is the right one in the first place, but there are just too many ways to find out about these benefits NOT to do something about it.

5 posted on 02/21/2006 7:20:18 AM PST by Lou L
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I don't believe that for a second. With the advertising blitz on TV, Radio, and Print media, plus several retailers and pharmesuitical companies also joining in the quest to educate these folks - I will chalk it up to just a few reasons:

1. Don't care/ are not interested - many of these are folks who just hate change. They woldn't sign up if it meant totally free medications because it would require change, and maybe some paperwork.

2. Folks who are too hard-headed. They have been told about it, and just don't get off their lazy butts to do something about it.

3. There are even a few who intentionally don't sign up because they feel the Government has no obligation to pay for their medications - as they can afford them anyway.

I truly believe that the actual number that can HONESTLY say they don't know about it is less than 3% of those eligible. The number that can honestly claim to "know how to apply" might number up to 5% (that would be those who don't get to Wal-Mart or any other public place, and don't pay any attention whatsoever to any media sources at all).


22 posted on 02/21/2006 7:39:06 AM PST by TheBattman (Islam (and liberalism)- the cult of Satan and a Cancer on Society)
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To: Realism

I don't believe that for a second. With the advertising blitz on TV, Radio, and Print media, plus several retailers and pharmesuitical companies also joining in the quest to educate these folks - I will chalk it up to just a few reasons:

1. Don't care/ are not interested - many of these are folks who just hate change. They woldn't sign up if it meant totally free medications because it would require change, and maybe some paperwork.

2. Folks who are too hard-headed. They have been told about it, and just don't get off their lazy butts to do something about it.

3. There are even a few who intentionally don't sign up because they feel the Government has no obligation to pay for their medications - as they can afford them anyway.

I truly believe that the actual number that can HONESTLY say they don't know about it is less than 3% of those eligible. The number that can honestly claim to "know how to apply" might number up to 5% (that would be those who don't get to Wal-Mart or any other public place, and don't pay any attention whatsoever to any media sources at all).


23 posted on 02/21/2006 7:39:06 AM PST by TheBattman (Islam (and liberalism)- the cult of Satan and a Cancer on Society)
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To: Realism
now we just need a few million more to advertise the giveaway. isn't that the DC answer to everything? "It's not a failure, it's just underfunded!"
37 posted on 02/21/2006 4:10:55 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Muslims pray to Allah, Allah prays to Chuck Norris.)
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