Senior No-Show at Medicare Sign-Up Session

1 decade 1 year 7 months ago Monday, November 27 2006 Nov 27, 2006 Monday, November 27, 2006 9:13:47 PM CST November 27, 2006 in News

Officials said one sign-up problem is that many seniors don't know how to use the Internet.

"If they do have a computer, being savvy enough to actually navigate through the Internet process to enroll for Medicare Part D, those eligible must do so online," said Treaka Young of Lincoln University.

About four out of every five eligible seniors in Cole County already are enrolled in the program, but some said lack of transportation made it hard to come to the sign-up session.

"I couldn't go by myself, unless it was something I absolutely had to do, I could get a cab," Hickman explained.

The Medicare Part D enrollment program continues Tuesday and Wednesday at Lincoln University.

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