Wednesday, July 14, 2004

The Pernicious Effects of the New Medicare Law

A study released yesterday by the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that private employers will cut or eliminate prescription drug coverage for 3.8 million retirees when Medicare begins offering such coverage in 2006. The problem is that the prescription drug coverage under Medicare isn't nearly as good as private prescription drug coverage. Thus, the Bush Administration itself is now admitting that many seniors will lose the drug coverage they already have as a result of the law and, thus, be worse off than they were before.

This administration is slick, and Christians must be careful. Even when it seems to be serving "the least of these," it is often not.


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