Lawmakers have indicated they plan to introduce a bill waiving the penalty.
As of now, those who did not sign up by the deadline will face a penalty equal to 1 percent of the national average premium for each month of delay.
The penalty will not be applied to low-income seniors.
Eversole said she is watching the headlines, hoping the penalty will be eliminated for everyone.
"That will make me happy," she said. "I don't think that seniors should be penalized in a very complicated program."
The Bush administration has asked lawmakers who want to eliminate the penalty to be patient, saying that final enrollment numbers should be tallied before any legislation is introduced, the Associated Press reported.
Final enrollment figures could be available sometime this week, a Medicare spokeswoman said.
The extra miles
Yes, there were and will continue to be problems, but many agree that Part D is a good plan that will allow people to save money on their prescriptions.