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Monday, November 14, 2005
Hot Topics Medicare drug plan: Big decisions, "massive confusion." Tomorrow, senior citizens can start signing up for prescription coverage, but the choices are many. So millions of people are trying to become instant experts. Here's help: 1. "The Medicare muddle," the Sunday Inquirer's detailed look at the plan, includes tips on navigating the program, questions to consider, where to find advice. 2. "Picking a plan will be personal," today's followup part. It's told in an easy-to-read Q&A format. 3. Today's Consumer Watch column, which mixes outrage with this advice: "Don't pull the trigger hastily." 4. This morning's online Q&A with a Medicare expert Richard Stefanacci. It's live from 10 to 11. But you can ask questions in advance, and return later to read the entire discussion.