Error in Medicare Part D handbook could cause trouble

An error in the Medicare and You handbook mailed out to millions of Americans may lead some people to apply to prescription drug plans they will be unable to afford. CMS officials sent out a memo detailing the problem yesterday. According to the agency, the handbook erroneously states that low-income beneficiaries will not have to pay any monthly premium. That is only true of some plans, however. Democrats were quick to attack the mistake, calling it more evidence of how confusing the government's new benefit is. CMS responds that the problem will not impact that many people and is easily correctable.

- see this article from The Hill

PLUS: The Kaiser Family Foundation hosts a live webcast on the Medicare Part D implementation today at 2pm ET. Web site