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Medicare Replacement Drug Plan Extended

A little-known part of the new Medicare drug legislation pays for some very expensive medicine -- when administered at home instead of at doctors' offices. Medicare officials call the Replacement Drug Demonstration a good deal. But far fewer people have signed up than expected, and the deadline to apply has been extended. NPR's Joanne Silberner reports.

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Joanne Silberner is a health policy correspondent for National Public Radio. She covers medicine, health reform, and changes in the health care marketplace.