Thursday, December 22, 2005

1 million Part D enrollees so far

This from the Chicago Tribune this afternoon: "More than one million people voluntarily signed up for the new Medicare drug benefit in the first four weeks of a six-month enrollment period, according to Bush Administration estimates released today. The administration says the number will bring a total of 21 million or more elderly and disabled Americans drug coverage come Jan. 1. The number includes retirees that have already had drug coverage through employers or unions, people enrolled in managed-care plans and other arrangements that will be getting enhanced Medicare subsidiies." (Registration required to this or another Tribune paper)

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