Wisconsin's Low-Income Residents Get Break From Medicare Mixup

Governor Doyle says the state will help low-income residents who've been left without prescription drug coverage because of confusion over the federal Medicare program.

More than 110,000 Wisconsin seniors and disabled eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid were forced into the Medicare Part-D prescription drug plan if they hadn't voluntarily enrolled by the end of the year.

Many weren't aware what plan had been chosen for them until they went to a pharmacy to get their prescription filled. Some pharmacies don't accept some of the Medicare plans and some of the plans don't cover the drugs individuals need.

Doyle says the state will cover the cost of prescriptions for those people that are turned away because of the problems.