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How Complicated Is It?

Nice catch from ‘Lights at Exit Stage Left: Mike Leavitt the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services put his parents in the wrong Medicare Part D plan and they had to switch before losing benefits.

This is not a slam on Mr. Leavitt, because he didn’t design the system, but if he can’t figure it out, how are people without his resources supposed to make the choice?


1 oldwhitelady { 03.31.06 at 11:55 pm }

Exactly! This is something a lot of people will find happening. That it happened to him, perhaps, will show how it can happen to anyone.

2 Bryan { 04.01.06 at 12:00 am }

The people who are really getting hit are those on Medicaid and Medicare. The Medicaid people signed people up for a specific plan through that program, but Medicare automatically signed people up for a second plan. Now they are canceling one of the plans, usually the wrong one. People who thought they had this all worked out are in trouble again.

Just a total mess.