In denial

What the Medicare bill failed to do

In December 8, President George W. Bush signed into law a bill that will provide drug benefits under Med­i­care. Supporters have hailed the measure as a groundbreaking step. Opponents have criticized it on two grounds-for being too modest in the help it will provide seniors and for capitulating to lobbyists representing insurance companies and private health plans.

Both Republicans and Democrats agree about the desirability of...

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