From Los Angeles Times:
By Noam Levey –June 20, 2011
The campaign — featuring television and radio ads in English and Spanish (see video below) — comes on the heels of a new report showing that less than one in six Medicare beneficiaries have taken advantage of the new benefit since President Obama signed the law last year.
Among the services available to Medicare beneficiaries without any cost-sharing are mammograms, bone density tests and prostate cancer screenings. Seniors are also able to see their doctor for an annual wellness visit without being billed a copay.
More information about the services is available . Click on the link “Learn about Prevention.”
Despite the new benefits, however, the Obama administration continues to struggle to convince seniors to support the new law.
And the new public service announcement comes nearly a year after the Obama administration drew fire from Republicans for an ad featuring Andy Griffith in which the actor touted ways in which the new law strengthened Medicare.
Speaking to reporters Monday, Dr. Donald Berwick, who administers the Medicare program, said he did not expect a similar outcry now.
“Everyone is interested in prevention,” he said. “I don’t think this is a partisan issue.”
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