RETAILERS: MEDICARE CARD SIGN-UPS PICK UP AFTER SLOW START

While sources across the country said the Medicare prescription discount program got off to a slow start last month, retailers told SN sign-ups picked up as word got out that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks."The very first week was much lower than expected," said Charlene Curry, spokeswoman for H.E. Butt Grocery Co., San Antonio. H-E-B offers customers a co-branded card with ScriptSave, Tucson,

While sources across the country said the Medicare prescription discount program got off to a slow start last month, retailers told SN sign-ups picked up as word got out that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.

"The very first week was much lower than expected," said Charlene Curry, spokeswoman for H.E. Butt Grocery Co., San Antonio. H-E-B offers customers a co-branded card with ScriptSave, Tucson, Ariz. "I think there have been a lot of issues around the media really painting a pict

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