Petri on Medicare Part D Implimentaion:

Republican Rep. Tom Petri of Fond du Lac said, "It was unrealistic to think people could sign up Dec. 31 and have the system work the next day."

Except, Mr. Petri - you had 2 years to sort it out. You said it was the greatest domestic legislative accomplishment of 2003.

You had 2 years to make sure the kinks were worked out. When Medicare started through the government there were not these kinks. Why? It was through a single provider - the government.

You have not created an efficient system, you are costing taxpayers money.

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