After lawsuit, Medicare to ease drug benefit enrollment for poor

Young, Jeffrey
June 2008
Hill;6/20/2008, Vol. 15 Issue 73, p12
The article reports that, after the settlement of a class action lawsuit, the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush works harder to protect the poorest Medicare beneficiaries from falling through the cracks of the Part D drugs benefit enrollment process.


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