Discount Card Enrollment Runs “Way Ahead” Of Similar Programs – McClellan
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Enrollment in the Medicare drug discount card is outpacing all other previous voluntary programs at HHS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator McClellan said
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Re-enrollment period for 2005 Medicare drug discount card program offers all 34 national cards currently available. Sponsors' continued interest speaks to the program's importance as a "loss leader" to participating in the Part D drug benefit market in 2006.
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