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State Financing of the Medicare Drug Benefit:  New Data on the “Clawback”

State Financing of the Medicare Drug Benefit: New Data on the “Clawback”

Beginning in 2006, states will be obligated to finance part of the new Medicare prescription drug benefit via a monthly “clawback” payment to the federal government. This issue update analyzes the latest data and provides an overview of the state financing of the Medicare drug benefit.

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