Of all the Republicans' misguided policies regarding the Medicare prescription drug plan, their refusal to extend the enrollment deadline is one of the worst. From the onset, the enrollment procedures have been confusing and frustrating to America's seniors. This fact has been underscored by a newly released Government Accountability Office report that found that seniors have been receiving inadequate and incorrect information from Medicare Hotline operators. Each senior's decision will affect their health and their pocketbook, and Democrats have argued for months that Republicans must give them more time to figure out what works best for them. With the deadline now only days away, Democrats will continue to pressure the President and Congressional Republicans to agree to an extension that is appropriate and necessary.

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