Patients with low drug spend can benefit from Part D

May 15, 2006

Medicare beneficiaries who spend little on drugs would benefit fromPart D, according to a study conducted on behalf of Medicare Today,a partnership of 400 organizations representing seniors, healthcaregroups, and employers. Seniors who spend just $381 per year ondrugs would break even under Part D and out of 1,000 beneficiarieswho spend $381 or less, half can expect to see their costs increaseto an average of $730 this year.

Patients with low drug spend can benefit from Part D

Medicare beneficiaries who spend little on drugs would benefit from Part D, according to a study conducted on behalf of Medicare Today, a partnership of 400 organizations representing seniors, healthcare groups, and employers. Seniors who spend just $381 per year on drugs would break even under Part D and out of 1,000 beneficiaries who spend $381 or less, half can expect to see their costs increase to an average of $730 this year. At least one member of Medicare Today, AARP, sponsors a Part D plan.

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