Obamacare vs. Medicare Part D

By   /   October 10, 2013  /   No Comments

By Peter Suderman | Reason

Prior to the rollout of Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges this month, there were a lot of comparisons to the launch of Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit for seniors that started up in 2006. Supporters of Obamacare pointed out that the Bush-era drug program rolled out to a fair amount of confusion, but eventually went on to become quite popular.

But a week after the launch of the exchanges, it’s not as easy to make the Part D comparison, at least not in terms of website design.

The Washington Post spoke with the top IT coordinator for the Part D effort about the differences between that program’s rollout, which also involved getting large numbers of Americans to sign up for a health plan (to cover prescription drugs), and the start of the exchanges.

Read more at Reason.

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