WHAT DOES MEDICARE REFORM MEAN FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND THE DISABLED?02/17/04
Four guests appeared on this program: Jeff Blum, exec. director of USACTION, the nation's largest consumer group and staffers at the Florida Consumer Action Network (Phil Compton, Becky Martin). These consumer activists say that there are many problems and questions associated with the Medicare reform plan passed by Congress last year. Among the issues are the failure to address the rising cost of prescription drugs, the huge cost to the government, a gaping hole in prescription drug coverage, and it gives a great deal of control of senior health care to private companies.