The author examines the new Medicare Part D Program, discusses first the background history which led to its enactment, and then explains how enrollment decisions affect different classes of beneficiaries. The politics involved in the passage of this legislation are explored. Transitioning dual eligibles (those covered by both Medicare and Medicaid) into the new drug program has often resulted in reduced benefits.
Drotleff, Enrich Andreas
"The Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit: Who Wins and Who Loses? ,"
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