Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) released promising statistical information regarding enrollment in Medicares new Prescription Drug Plan (Part D). According to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the 2nd Congressional District of Texas ranks 1st in the Houston area and 5th in the State of Texas in total enrollment. To date, 106,437 eligible seniors and Social Security beneficiaries in the 2nd Congressional District have enrolled in Medicare Part D. I am pleased, but not surprised, that so many constituents have chosen to take advantage of this new benefit provided by Medicare, Poe said.

The Humble and Beaumont Congressional offices have hosted information sessions across the district to educate the public about Medicare Part D and facilitate enrollment in the plan. It is important that everyone who is eligible sign up for this important benefit. Over 2.5 million people in the State of Texas have already enrolled and are saving money as we speak, Poe said. THE DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT IS MAY 15, 2006.

For more information on Medicares new Prescription Drug Plan (Part D), please contact one of our three offices or visit our website, .