CWAG in the news
Consumers urged to check Medicare drug plans
Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed two-year budget would effectively end the state’s SeniorCare prescription drug program in its current form, forcing tens of thousands of people to enroll in more-expensive private plans available through Medicare Part D.
New regulations bring changes in pricing and coverage, shrinking options
By Guy Boulton of the Journal Sentinel The Elder Law Center in Madison has been getting 100 calls on some days from people seeking advice on picking a Medicare prescription drug plan.
“We are incredibly overwhelmed,” said Julie Short, director of the Elder Law Center of the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, which staffs the state’s helpline for the drug benefit known as Medicare Part D. Read the News Story Here
Nino Amato is the voice for his own generation’s looming crisis – By Dustin Beilke
In Madison Magazine, November 2010Nino Amato is holding court at Marigold Kitchen on Pinckney Street, eating a nutritious bowl of yogurt with fruit, drinking a glass of water, and making the pancake, sausage and pastry-eating diners nearby feel guilty. Read the Full Article Here
What’s the truth behind $523B Medicare cut claim in Senate race?
Q: A direct mail piece sent by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson (as well as other ads run by Republican candidates and Republican-leaning special interest groups) accuse Sen. Russ Feingold of voting to cut $523 billion from Medicare. Where did the $523 billion figure come from, and does it represent a cut? —Timothy Parsons, Madison
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In Business magazine featured an interview with Nino Amato, President/Executive Director of CWAG, in its March 2010 issue.