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New Medicare Plan Worries

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The new prescription drug plan from Medicare means big changes in the way senior citizens and people with disabilities pay for drugs. Medicare administrator Dr. Mark McClellan says the plan will save members an average of $1300 a year. There are lots of numbers floating around, and that's just the start of confusion that has advocates for the elderly and disabled very worried. The plan is available through private insurance companies. Details won't be available till October. People can't sign up for the new plan till November. They'll have till next May to enroll. There's already a full-court press to get the word out. Martha Foley talked with Sheryl Stone of the St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging, and Carlton Doane, a volunteer helping with public education.

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Martha Foley
News and Public Affairs Director

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