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  • Oct 12, 2012
    5:53 PM ET

    Medicare open-enrollment: Finding the right drug plan

    President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are slugging it out over Medicare’s long-term future. But for the short term at least, health experts say enrollees mostly need to think about one area of the program: drug plans.

    Medicare’s open-enrollment period, when the 49 million Americans who use the program can make changes to their 2013 coverage, starts on Monday and runs through Dec. 7. And this time around, experts say the stakes are greater than in previous years…

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