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Bartlett to host forum about drug-card benefit

October 09, 2004

U.S. Rep. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-Md., will hold a public forum Oct. 18 in Hagerstown for senior citizens who have questions regarding the new drug card benefit.

The forum will be at Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Drive, Hagerstown, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Drug card providers will be available to provide specific plan information from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Bob Zimmerman, regional director of the Department of Health and Human Services, will attend the forums to provide an overview of the program and answer seniors' specific questions. The formal program will be followed by an opportunity to ask various card representatives questions about their specific plans.

The deadline to sign up for the various Medicare medical drug card plans is Dec. 31.

For information, call Sallie Taylor or Mark Aitken at 1-888-297-8006.

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