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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...