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WAMC New York News
Mon December 26, 2005
Medicare: The Drug Dilemma - Part One
By Pat Bradley
Middlebury, VT – With the first enrollment deadline for Medicare Part D prescription coverage just days away, seniors and their family members are still wrestling with a bewildering array of options. There are so many choices and complications that senior centers, pharmacies, health-care organizations and insurance advisors have been overwhelmed with people seeking to clear up the confusion. In part one of WAMC's five-part series, "The Medicare Drug Dilemma"..we focus on Vermont, where state insurance counselors have been meeting with seniors to advise them and help them to enroll in a Medicare D plan. One recent Wednesday in Middlebury, counselors were booked solid with seniors seeking help. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was in Middlebury talking to the people trying to figure out what plan would work for them.