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Sunday shows: Cantor, Pelosi, McCain, Menendez

Eric Cantor

ABC's "This Week" with Elizabeth Vargas: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.),George Will, Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts.

Bloomberg's "Political Capital" with Al Hunt: Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), Bloomberg’s Mike Firn, Lizzie O’Leary, Julianna Goldman and Kate O’Beirne.

CBS' "Face the Nation" with Bob Schieffer: Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Sens. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.),Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Jim VandeHei.

CNN's "GPS" with Fareed Zakaria: George Soros, Simon Schama, Lionel Barber.

CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley: Pelosi and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

"Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace: Sens. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a panel with Liz Cheney, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams and Mara Liasson.

NBC's "Meet the Press" with David Gregory: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Obama’s director of health reform Nancy-Ann DeParle, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), and Marc Morial of the Urban League and Katty Kay.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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Prescription Drug Benefit.
The final version (conference report) of H.R. 1 would create a prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. Beginning in 2006, prescription coverage would be available to seniors through private insurers for a monthly premium estimated at $35. There would be a $250 annual deductible, then 75 percent of drug costs up to $2,250 would be reimbursed. Drug costs greater than $2,250 would not be covered until out-ofpocket expenses exceeded $3,600, after which 95 percent of drug costs would be reimbursed. Low-income recipients would receive more subsidies than other seniors by paying lower premiums, having smaller deductibles, and making lower co-payments for each prescription. The total cost of the new prescription drug benefit would be limited to the $400 billion that Congress had budgeted earlier this year for the first 10 years of this new entitlement program. The House adopted the conference report on H.R. 1 on November 22, 2003 by a vote of 220 to 215 (Roll Call 669).
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