TITLE

A Map for the Medicare Maze

AUTHOR(S)
Quinn, Jane Bryant; Ehrenfeld, Temma
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Newsweek;1/16/2006, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article attempts to explain the new Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit. The program got off to a relatively smooth start because most of the 11.6 million being served were Medicaid recipients who were signed up by their state programs. The difficult time lies ahead trying to persuade 20 million seniors with little or no prescription-drug insurance to choose a plan that is appropriate for them. Medicare needs these seniors because they will be paying premiums that it needs for its own financial health.
ACCESSION #
19368333

 

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