LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Prescription for disaster?

Friday, October 20, 2000

This plan would pay for half the cost of yearly prescriptions. For the senior on Medicare whose drugs cost $675 per year (the average cost per senior) this would be $337.50. The plan would take at least $24 per month out of each Social Security check or $288 per year. Add the $337.50 and the $288 and you get $625.50 per year out of pocket for each person. That is a savings of $49.50 per year. He says it will be enough so that seniors won't have to decide between drugs and groceries. Who can buy groceries for $4 per month? AND IT WON'T BE COMPLETELY IMPLEMENTED FOR 8 YEARS!

Think about it!

Jane Germann

Storm Lake