Articles by Jill Wechsler - Pharmaceutical Executive

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Articles by Jill Wechsler

Medicare Part D Puts the Focus on Prices

The prescription drug plan brings affordable benefits to millions, along with increasing scrutiny of costs
Oct 1, 2007

There has been a lot of good news about the Medicare drug benefit in recent weeks. Surveys show a substantial increase in coverage, particularly among low-income seniors. Costs are less than expected; employers continue to offer retiree benefits; major insurers are sticking with the program; and product coverage remains fairly broad. Beneficiaries seem generally satisfied with the program, and the much-feared "doughnut hole" appears less lethal than anticipated (see "A Narrow Gap").

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