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President Bush has promised healthcare reforms in an effort to make healthcare services more accessible to everyone. In early May 2006, President Bush detailed some initiatives his administration is implementing to reform healthcare.
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit – Medicare now provides prescription drug benefits to more than 30 million people. Low-income senior citizens who have signed up for this program have 95 percent of their prescription costs covered.
Medicaid is improving. – Legislation passed earlier this year helps states cover more people and provide better healthcare services.
Community Health Centers are increasing. – Since President Bush's term began, 800 new or renovated Health Centers have opened. These Health Centers are more accessible healthcare for the poor and treat at least 13 million Americans each year.