Problems With New Drug Plan

By: Teresa Moua-Her
By: Teresa Moua-Her

Some Wisconsin pharmacists are borrowing money just to get by right now.
They're trying to ride out the confusion of not getting paid for prescriptions they're filling in line with Medicare's new drug benefit.
Some pharmacists are subsidizing the program instead of refusing to give the medications to people who need them though Putnam pharmacy in Eau Claire has yet to take that step.
Pharmacists say the greatest confusion involves low income senior citizens eligible for coverage under Medicare Part-D.
The state has stepped in to pay some bills, temporarily.

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