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Drug Discount Cards
A federal judge Wednesday barred the Bush administration from putting in place
a plan to offer discount prescription drug cards to Medicare recipients. (1/29/03)
of seniors are turning to discount plans to try to cut down on their prescription
drug costs. Susan Dentzer takes a closer look at how
to save the most money. (6/3/02)
how much Penny DeRose could save using discount cards.
interview with Tricia
Neuman, Medicare policy expert.
interview with Tom
Scully, administrator of Medicare.
report by Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Policy Alternatives examining
drug discount cards, in PDF.*
Bush's Medicare Proposal
Suarez talks to the health unit's Susan Dentzer about President
Bush's new Medicare proposal. His plan offers
more generous prescription drug benefits to seniors who switch to private
health plans. Some Democrats and Republicans have attacked the plan and
offered counter-proposals calling for increased prescription drug coverage
to seniors who stay within the current Medicare program. (3/4/03)
of President Bush's speech
discuss possible changes
to Medicare, including a plan President Bush is considering that would offer
drug coverage to seniors who leave traditional Medicare and join government-subsidized
private health plans.
2002 Congressional Debate Over Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
Correspondent Susan Dentzer on the Senate's
rejection of a bill to add prescription drug coverage to Medicare. (7/31/02)
experts discuss the possible plans for providing drug coverage for seniors.
percentage of people in your state depend on Medicare?
national survey by the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the Kaiser Family Foundation
and the Harvard School of Public Health.
at the summary and the whole
survey in PDF.*