Monday, February 20, 2006

Medicare signups, but at what cost...

From Tuesday's Washington Post, an A1 story (available online tonight) that looks at the enrollment for low-income Medicare beneficiaries in Part D:
A $400 million campaign by the Bush administration to enroll low-income seniors in prescription drug plans that would cost them just a few dollars 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 would have only 2 million poor senior citizens taking advantage of what is perhaps the most generous government benefit available today.

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