Projected Drug Benefit Cost Angers Lawmakers In late 2003, Congress added a prescription drug benefit to Medicare at an estimated cost of $400 billion over 10 years. Now the White House says the program's real cost is hundreds of billions of dollars more, angering some lawmakers.
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Projected Drug Benefit Cost Angers Lawmakers

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Projected Drug Benefit Cost Angers Lawmakers

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Projected Drug Benefit Cost Angers Lawmakers

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In late 2003, Congress added a prescription drug benefit to Medicare at an estimated cost of $400 billion over 10 years. Now the White House says the program's real cost is hundreds of billions of dollars more, angering some lawmakers.