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77. Dimson says that his rip-off Medicare Plan is a "good deal"!
http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?...

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y., March 14 (Reuters) - President George W. Bush defended the government's new prescription drug program on Tuesday, telling seniors it was a good deal and that initial glitches that angered many were being ironed out.

Republican Party officials are worried that the rocky roll-out of the Medicare drug benefit could hurt their chances in this year's midterm elections.

When the program was launched in January, many elderly people were turned away from pharmacies empty-handed due to computer errors and other enrollment problems.

Poorer seniors had a hard time switching from state-based drug assistance programs to Medicare and many found the array of choices offered under the program bewildering.

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The Medicare drug plan is among the issues weighing down Bush's approval ratings to the lowest levels of his presidency.

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