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5/9/06-Washington, D.C.

Bush Touts Prescription Plan Today

President Bush is in Florida this morning, launching an eleventh-hour drive to get seniors to sign up for his prescription drug plan.

At several Florida stops, the president will insist the benefit's a good deal and repeat the plea he issued in his Saturday radio address for Medicare recipients to pick one of the packages on offer before Monday's cutoff.

He says enrolling now means getting the lowest possible premiums and saving money on prescriptions.

But lawmakers have gotten an earful about how confusing the choices are.

Democrats hope to capitalize on senior angst at the polls this fall and in the meantime have called for the deadline be extended.

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