Medicare Drug Benefit Passed The House and Senate pass legislation that would add a prescription drug benefit to Medicare. The Senate measure was crafted by both parties. But the more partisan Republican House bill passed by a one vote margin, raising uncertainty about prospects for reconciling the bills. NPR's David Welna reports.
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Congress Passes Medicare Drug Benefit

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Congress Passes Medicare Drug Benefit

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The House and Senate pass legislation that would add a prescription drug benefit to Medicare. The Senate measure was crafted by both parties. But the more partisan Republican House bill passed by a one vote margin, raising uncertainty about prospects for reconciling the bills. NPR's David Welna reports.