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New government-approved discount cards can help seniors save money on prescription drugs. But there are 73 to choose from and it can be tough to know exactly how any one of them will work. Diane and her guests look at the advantages and drawbacks of the new program.
- Rep. Marion Berry (D-Arkansas)
- Mary Ann Wagner president and consumer health adviser for the Pharmacy Care Alliance
- Leslie Norwalk deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Ron Pollack is Executive Director of Families USA, a national non-profit organization for health care consumers.
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