With accusations flying over the rocky start at Medicare Part D, the blame game over the benefit's design and implementation is well underway. Already the partisan bickering is taking on a familiar ring: What we're hearing sounds a lot like the debate over the Iraq War. As a political compromise that tried to to walk an ideological line between big government bureaucracy and free market entrepreneurship, Part D was destined to run into problems, The New York Times argues.
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PLUS: The Washington Post reports that Part D's befuddling fine print is pushing some patients with mental health problems over the edge. Article