Wednesday, August 23, 2006


There will be no end to the consternation this will cause. AP (08.22.06):
"Don't cash that check. The federal government has erroneously reimbursed about 230,000 Medicare recipients for monthly premiums they paid this year for prescription drug coverage. For many, the checks — totaling nearly $50 million — have already arrived. The refund will undoubtedly cause confusion, particularly because it comes with a letter that mistakenly instructs seniors that their monthly premiums will no longer be deducted from their Social Security check." Medicare Drug Benefit Hits $50M Glitch
"Mark McClellan, who oversees the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said people who get the check need to know two things. One, the money has to be returned. Two, their prescription drug coverage will continue." Just what the Administration needs. Another fuckup. We're figuring maybe half send the money back.


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