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July 31, 2002

The proposed Medicare compromise backed by Senate Democrats would cost

$390 billion over 10 years.

Low-income seniors would get full drug coverage and pay co-payments of $2 for generic drugs and $5 for brand-name drugs.

Other seniors would receive government help of at least 5% of the cost of each prescription drug, with more government help available once a patient reached $3,300 in drug costs in a year.

There would be a $25 annual enrollment fee for the plan.

Source: Associated Press

Los Angeles Times

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