- Reporter's Notebook: Confusion, Conflict over Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Cards
Last year's Medicare reform won't take effect until 2006, but this week, drug discount cards became available to senior citizens. No less than 73 drug discount cards, with 60,000 different products, are being offered. Product prices can change weekly, but the cards can only be changed once a year. We hear more from a reporter who's covering Medicare reform, an official from the Department of Health and Human Services, and a consumer advocate for healthcare reform.
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Before departing for Europe, President Bush dropped the bombshell that CIA Director George Tenet is leaving. He will stay until mid-July, when he'll be replaced temporarily by Deputy Director John McLaughlin. Though Tenet said he was leaving for "personal reasons," others, including Stansfield Turner, who led the CIA under Jimmy Carter, already are calling him a "fall guy" for intelligence failures before September 11 and in the lead-up to the war in Iraq. Will other high-ranking officials follow him out of the Bush administration? Warren Olney joins journalists from Newsweek, Wall Street Journal and Washington Times, former members of the CIA and the Defense Department, and a historian from the National Security Archive for a look at the timing of Tenet's exit, what went right and what went wrong, and who will replace him.