Jan 2, 2006
The Medicare Part D prescription drug program started January 1. Enrollment for the program started November 15. It’s obvious, if people believed this were a real benefit, they would have rushed to sign up.
Some people were automatically enrolled by the government if they were already part of other government health insurance programs. But 17 million people had to choose to sign up. So far, 16 million haven’t done it.
With good reason. No one can figure out what’s involved. And seniors have been around long enough not to trust the government – especially when something is as complicated as Congress made this plan.