Medicare Drug benefit Medicare prescription drug legislation passes through the Senate and the House early Friday. The bills will set up some challenging negotiations on a final compromise that President Bush hopes to sign later this summer. Correspondent Tony Cox explores both sides of a landmark bill and speaks with David Certner, director of federal affairs for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and Ed Coyle, executive director of the Alliance for Retired Americans.
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Medicare prescription drug legislation passes through the Senate and the House early Friday. The bills will set up some challenging negotiations on a final compromise that President Bush hopes to sign later this summer. Correspondent Tony Cox explores both sides of a landmark bill and speaks with David Certner, director of federal affairs for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and Ed Coyle, executive director of the Alliance for Retired Americans.