Duplicate retiree drug coverage costs government $200M annually

05/28/2008 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Two U.S. House Democrats say more than 200,000 federal retirees are enrolled in both Medicare Part D and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, resulting in some $200 million a year in unnecessary prescription-drug spending. In a letter to the Bush administration, the lawmakers say the programs haven't "acted to require or ensure effective coordination of the drug benefits."

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