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Governor Pawlenty and the federal government have reached an agreement to ensure that low income Minnesota seniors continue to get their medicine in the coming weeks

Feb 14, 2006
Topics: Health, Politics
Tom Scheck

Governor Pawlenty and the federal government have reached an agreement to ensure that low income Minnesota seniors continue to get their medicine in the coming weeks.  Disarray in the new medicare prescription drug program left many seniors unable to pay for their medicine in the program's first days.  The governor issued an emergency executive order authorizing state payments for medicine but it was set to expire on Friday night.  Pawlenty says the state has now applied for a federal government waiver to ensure those payments continue.  Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Scheck reports.

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