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Studies Show Temporary Drug Program Offers Value to Seniors
Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute, 7-26-04

Evidence is mounting that the much maligned temporary drug benefit card program is offering real and substantial benefits to seniors who are enrolled in it. Howard Bedlin, vice president of the National Council on the Aging, went so far as to remark that the drug card program is "a no-brainer for low-income seniors to enroll: They've got nothing to lose since the cards are free and a lot to gain since the subsidies and savings are substantial."


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