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SeniorCare Extended Through 2012

Governor Doyle announced earlier this week that the federal government has approved Wisconsin’s application to extend the waiver allowing SeniorCare to continue through 2012.

Wisconsin’s successful senior prescription drug program was passed in 2002. Since the passage of the federal government’s Medicare Part D, I have supported efforts to ensure SeniorCare is continued by obtaining waivers from the federal government. I am pleased that the federal government has again recognized the cost savings and efficiency of the SeniorCare program compared to Medicare Part D and allowed the program to continue.