An excellent column from Michael Hiltik on Tuesday describes how hopelessly confused Bush’s medicare prescription drug plan is for America’s seniors. Glitch Adds to Medicare Drug Plan Confusion:
Peculiarities and complexities that render it almost useless for millions of potential beneficiaries. The most serious drawback is the one that snagged me: While the program bases its calculations of prescription costs on a “30-day supply” of each drug, for those taken orally it assumes that a 30-day supply is 30 pills.
But many medications aren’t taken once a day. Unless the user manually overrides the 30-pill default, the result can be wildly misleading.
Hiltzik is a tad more blunt at his Golden State Blog