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The New Medicare Prescription Drug Law:  Issues for Dual Eligibles with Disabilities and Serious Conditions

The New Medicare Prescription Drug Law: Issues for Dual Eligibles with Disabilities and Serious Conditions

The new issue paper discusses the challenges the new Medicare drug program faces in meeting the needs of dual eligible individuals with disabilities, who tend to have extensive, complex and varying needs. The brief examines four key questions about how the new benefit will serve dual eligibles with disabilities and profiles some individuals from this population for whom prescription drugs are vital.

Issue Paper (.pdf)

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