Benefits of Proposed Democratic Medicare Drug Program Reforms

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The Special Investigations Division of the House Committee on Government Reform discusses the challenges and issues faced during the launch of the new Medicare drug benefit. The committee highlights the complexity and high costs associated with the program, leading to over four million seniors and disabled Medicare beneficiaries not signing up for benefits before the May 15, 2006, deadline. The report recommends reforms that could result in substantial savings for beneficiaries and provide relief to those facing penalties for missing the enrollment deadline.
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