Senior Advocacy Groups To Monitor Implementation of Medicare Drug Benefit
Four state senior organizations will use a $500,000 private grant to monitor the implementation of the Medicare prescription drug benefit and lobby state and federal lawmakers to make the coverage more effective, the Sacramento Bee reports.
The Congress of California Seniors, the Older Women's League, the Gray Panthers and the California Alliance for Retired Americans will receive the $500,000 grant from the California Wellness Foundation over two years.
Some efforts planned by the groups include helping seniors who change plans to avoid penalties and improving education and outreach efforts (Weaver Teichert, Sacramento Bee, 11/7).
Additional information on the Medicare drug benefit is available online.