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Administration promises help on Medicare drug glitches

January 17th, 2006 by


The Dallas Morning News

Bush administration officials pledged Monday to work this week to resolve bureaucratic glitches that have left seniors empty-handed when they tried to fill prescriptions under Medicare’s new drug plan.
Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said officials are aware of the problems and are working with governors, state health officials, health care plans and pharmacists to iron out troubles.
“We do not want anyone to leave a pharmacy counter without their prescription filled,” Leavitt said in an interview. “There are tools for pharmacists to fill their prescriptions.” Read the rest of this entry »


October 6th, 2005 by

New Web Site Matches Patients And Caregivers

By Mike Bederka

For years, David Jayne searched in vain for a qualified caregiver.
Diagnosed at age 26 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Jayne had tried newspaper ads, personal referrals, nanny services and expensive agencies. All options offered mixed results and proved frustrating for his condition that requires round-the-clock dedication. Read the rest of this entry »

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