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Lawmakers Weigh Medicare Drug Benefit

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Lawmakers Weigh Medicare Drug Benefit

Lawmakers Weigh Medicare Drug Benefit

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The U.S. Senate begins discussions on a bill that would add a prescription drug benefit to the Medicare system. The plan, which would entail a $275 annual deductible and estimated monthly payments of 35 dollars for a drug benefit, is Medicare's first major revamping since its creation nearly 40 years ago. A vote is expected by July 4. Hear NPR's David Welna.