Medicare: The Drug Dilemma - Part Two

Poughkeepsie, NY – As the year draws to a close, many people are counting down the days to 2006. For those on Medicare in New York State, a good number of them are racing against the clock in an effort to sort through a sea of prescription plans offered through Medicare Part D, which will go into effect on January 1st. In New York the decision is complicated even more by EPIC, which is the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Plan. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie spent time with two Dutchess County residents as they tried to figure out which plan would best meet their needs.