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Friday, December 09, 2005


Matt Denn Makes USA Today (Yesterday)

I don't know how I missed this....

States saddled with delays for Medicare drug sign-up

By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Staffing shortages are hampering the start of Medicare's prescription-drug program in many states, forcing seniors and those with disabilities to wait weeks for counseling. (snip)

"It's a numbers problem," says Matt Denn, Delaware's insurance commissioner. "We can't win unless something changes." Frustrations boiled over last week at a meeting in Newark, Del., when Denn told U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt that "there are some real significant problems." The state has four staff members to advise 120,000 seniors, Denn says. Each day they handle about 40 calls, but about 60 go unanswered.


In the bizzaro-world of GOP style government, I guess this calls for another round of tax cuts.

Medicare is a great form of health insurance for many individuals and there is no way it should be cut off as health coverage is a major importance to many.
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