Got a question from Reggie in Montana on when Medicare.gov’s plan finder would be loaded with 2012 Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plan data. According to the 2012 Call Letter (see page 100), the data should be available on Thursday, Oct. 6th, 2011.

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