Seniors Still Having Trouble Signing Up For Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

In what may very well preview the challenges policy makers will face in building effective health insurance exchanges, the Medicare Rights Center is reporting that five years “after the launch of Medicare prescription drug coverage, many beneficiaries are still struggling to sign up” for the benefit. “The report highlights how hard it is for beneficiaries to choose among ‘a multitude of plans that have different benefit structures, pharmacy networks, formularies and rules for accessing benefits,'” Julian Pecquet writes.