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Medicare Drug Plan Begins, But Questions Remain

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Medicare Drug Plan Begins, But Questions Remain

Medicare Drug Plan Begins, But Questions Remain

Medicare Drug Plan Begins, But Questions Remain

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Tuesday is the first day of enrollment for the new Medicare Drug Plan. Aimed at helping the nation's 43 million seniors pay for medications, the plan could be a big help to those who don't already have prescription drug insurance. But the plan is complicated and some seniors are already saying it is too hard to wade through all the options.

Guests:

Michael Leavitt, secretary of Health and Human Services

Julie Rovner, NPR health policy correspondent

Tricia Neuman, vice president, Kaiser Family Foundation and director of their Medicare Policy Project

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