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January 14, 2006

Bush's Medicare Plan Is A Colossal Failure

-- by Gary Boatwright

The L.A. Times has back to back stories about how Bush's Medicare Prescription Drug Bill has already turned into a colossal failure.

State Orders Help for Elderly as Medicare Glitches Spread: California joins other states in giving seniors emergency assistance. Bush's signature program draws sharp criticism nationwide

Medicare Situation Still Chaotic: With some drugstores unaware of emergency state measures to cover medication costs, many patients are turned away for lack of money

Also on the healthcare front, courtesy of Matthew Yglesias, filling in for Josh at TPM, Maryland's passage of a historic WalMart health care bill

The bottom line to all three stories is that you can't trust the private sector with your health care benefits.

Posted by Gary Boatwright at January 14, 2006 4:10 AM

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