© 2022 | WUWF Public Media
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514
850 474-2787
NPR for Florida's Great Northwest
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Senate Begins Debate on Medicare Drug Benefit

Congress seeks to add a prescription drug benefit to Medicare, but parties differ over the size of the program.
/
/
Congress seeks to add a prescription drug benefit to Medicare, but parties differ over the size of the program.

The Senate launches what could be a two-week debate on a bill to add prescription drug coverage to the Medicare program. One of the major ideas being discussed is providing seniors and the disabled with the same level of coverage as members of Congress and the president receive. NPR's Julie Rovner reports.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.