Medicare Part D Is One Of A Few Government Programs That Work

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Editor:

There are almost no government programs that work. They never come in under budget, please the constituents or exceed expectations, yet that is exactly the description of the Medicare Part D prescription plan.

Back in 2003 when the idea was introduced there was a predictable amount of skepticism for what appeared to be an expensive new entitlement program. It turns out that this was well thought-out and has cost nearly half as much as originally predicted and gets better than 80 percent approval rating from those who access it.

So I wonder why this administration wants to tear it apart by imposing a rebate program so the government can control it. Taking out all the private companies that serve Medicare seniors in this area and giving the control to the government will dismantle one of the very few things that work. It is a disaster in the making.

Joy Hanson

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