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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:13 AM
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Woman Points Out HMO Computer Glitch - Seniors To Be Charged For Drugs

MINNEAPOLIS -- A little honesty goes a long way. But Mary Simmons probably shouldn't expect too many thank-yous from her fellow Minnesota retirees.

Simmons doubted she was supposed to receive $100 worth of prescriptions for free. And she was right.

It turns out that a computer error led pharmacists to give thousands of retirees free generic prescriptions.

The 79-year-old Simmons not only was told by her pharmacist she didn't have to pay for her prescriptions, she was also informed that Medicare was giving her a $600 drug credit for low-income people.

Simmons said she knew that was wrong because her income was too high to qualify.
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