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Senate Medicare Plan Receives Mixed Reviews

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Senate Medicare Plan Receives Mixed Reviews

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Senate Medicare Plan Receives Mixed Reviews

Senate Medicare Plan Receives Mixed Reviews

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A Senate panel will unveil the details of a bipartisan plan that provides prescription drug coverage to Medicare recipients and calls for the creation of new private health plans. Supporters say the new plans will provide better and more cost-effective health care, but critics say Congress should find ways to add new benefits to the traditional Medicare program instead. Hear NPR's Julie Rovner.

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