The people at AARP are still surprised. After sending out 26,000 enrollment kits for the new Medicare prescription-drug discount card, only 400 people had signed up as of last Friday. That's right, 400. That's not a typo...

Drug-card watchers say myriad reasons are to blame for the sluggish response to the biggest expansion of Medicare in a generation. Top among them is confusion. Many seniors are just overwhelmed by the program's complexity, let alone the challenge of going online. A close second is knowledge. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey from April found that more than half of seniors didn't know a discount card was available...
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