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  • Millions Not Joining Medicare Drug Plan

    02/21/2006 7:02:35 AM PST · by AZRepublican · 50 replies · 1,649+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Ceci Connolly
    A $400 million campaign by the Bush administration to enroll low-income seniors in prescription drug coverage that would cost them just a few dollars per prescription has signed up 1.4 million people, a fraction of the 8 million eligible for the new coverage. At this rate, by some calculations, the government is on track to spend about $250 for each person it enrolls, and even then it would have only 2 million poor senior citizens taking advantage of what is perhaps the most generous government benefit available today. "It's a very, very good benefit," said Deane Beebe, whose organization, the...
  • Medicare Drug Plans Start Today

    11/15/2005 8:41:16 AM PST · by libertarianPA · 8 replies · 427+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/15/05 | KEVIN FREKING
    WASHINGTON - Seniors can begin signing up today for Medicare prescription drug plans. In most states, at least 40 plans are being offered. Some offer prescription drug coverage only. Others offer the full range of Medicare services, such as visits to a doctor's office. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt says information is widely available on what plan best suits a person's requirement. The new benefit kicks in on New Year's Day and enrollment continues through May 15. Leavitt says some people may be better off staying with the plans they already have. He says the new program guarantees...