An in-depth news and public affairs series hosted by Gene Brodeur which tackles issues across the state relating to politics and government, natural resources, business development, and social changes. Produced by Gene Brodeur and Scott Sterling for MontanaPBS.
Although the first phase of the new federal $500-plus billion Medicare drug prescription bill kicked in just last month, some seniors are already concerned that it's not going to help them keep pace with runaway prescription prices. Gene Brodeur and guests consider several proposed state options; one is a hike in the cigarette tax with proceeds earmarked for prescriptions, another is allowing Montana seniors to import cheap pharmaceuticals from Canada. Produced by Gene Brodeur and Scott Sterling for KUSM-MontanaPBS, MSU- Bozeman, (406) 994-3437. (First Aired Thursday, June 10, 2004)