For the first time, Medicare will offer subsidies for prescription drugs. The new bill has made strange bipartisan bedfellows, but is it the best deal for senior voters?
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Julie Rovner, NPR Health Policy Correspondent
Stuart Altman, Chaikin professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University, former member of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare
Marilyn Moon, Senior Fellow and Health Economist at the Urban Institute, former public trustee for the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds;Gerard Anderson, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
David Certner, Director of Federal Affairs, AARP
This program aired on June 16, 2003.