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Report: Medicare-Administered Drug Benefit Would be More Affordable, Comprehensive, Stable than Current Private Insurance-Run Drug Benefit
Date:10/23/2007

Members of Congress Call Today for a "Medicare-Operated" Drug Plan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older adults and persons with disabilities should have the option of choosing prescription drug coverage through the Original Medicare program to eliminate the consumer exploitation that plagues the current Medicare Part D drug benefit run by private insurance companies, concludes Consumers Union and the Medicare Rights Center in a report released today.

"Seniors and taxpayers deserve the choice of a Medicare-administered drug plan that covers the safest and most effective medicines at the best possible price," said Bill Vaughan, senior policy analyst for Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports. "We know that the private insurance companies aren't getting the best deals for consumers on prescription drugs. Let's let Medicare -- which Americans know, trust and count on for their health care coverage -- offer prescription drug coverage, too."

"Day after day we see men and women with Medicare unable to get the medicine they need because of the confusing and exploitative marketplace that dominates the for-profit drug offerings from private insurance companies," said Robert M. Hayes, president of the Medicare Rights Center, a national consumer service organization. "It's time for Congress to offer a Medicare-administered drug benefit option that would benefit consumers' health and pocketbooks and bring down the program's cost for taxpayers."

"The Best Medicine: A Drug Coverage Option Under Original Medicare," is available online at http://www.ConsumersUnion.org or http://www.medicarerights.org/TheBestMedicine.pdf.

In "The Best Medicine: A Drug Coverage Option Under Original Medicare," Consumers Union and the Medicare Rights Center cite numerous independent research studies that
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