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Experts outline ills of prescription health benefit

Managed Care Weekly Advisor, May 9, 2007

Experts at a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing noted complexities in Medicare's Part D prescription drug benefit program are causing problems for beneficiaries.

Faced with dozens of plan options as part of a package to privatize drug plans, beneficiaries are often provided with inadequate and confusing information. Fraudulent marketing and administrative errors are also rampant, and participating pharmacies are slow to get fully reimbursed.

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