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Title Medicare's prescription drug program : competition issues and cost trends / Gloria R. Pattinson, editor
Published New York : Nova Publishers, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Health care in transition
Health care in transition series.
Contents MEDICARE'S PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM: COMPETITION ISSUES AND COST TRENDS; MEDICARE'S PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM: COMPETITION ISSUES AND COST TRENDS; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Chapter 1: COMPETITION AND THE COST OF MEDICARE'S PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM; SUMMARY; SECTION 1. THE FEDERAL BUDGETARY COST OF MEDICARE PART D; SECTION 2. THE COMPETITIVE DESIGN OF MEDICARE PART D; SECTION 3. COMPARING MEDICARE PART D AND MEDICAID FEE FOR SERVICE
APPENDIX A. CALCULATING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S PAYMENTS AND BENEFICIARIES' COST-SHARING AMOUNTS FOR MEDICARE PART DAPPENDIX B. COMPARING THE USE AND PRICES OF DRUGS IN MEDICARE PART D AND MEDICAID FEE FOR SERVICE; Chapter 2: EFFECTS OF USING GENERIC DRUGS ON MEDICARE'S PRESCRIPTION DRUG SPENDING; SUMMARY; BOX 1. GENERIC DRUGS IN THE U.S. PHARMACEUTICAL MARKETPLACE; BOX 2. HOW COMPETITION FROM GENERIC DRUGS AFFECTS PRICES AND QUANTITIES OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; APPENDIX: DESCRIPTION OF DATA USED IN THIS ANALYSIS; Chapter 3: SPENDING PATTERNS FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS UNDER MEDICARE PART D
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Summary The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (generally referred to as the Medicare Modernization Act, or MMA) substantially expanded the federal Medicare program by creating the prescription drug benefit known as Part D. In fiscal year 2013, Medicare Part D covered 39 million people. The federal government spent 59 billion net of premiums on Part D in that year; after accounting for certain payments from states under the program, the net federal cost was 50 billion, which represented 10 percent of net federal spending for Medicare. This book discusses the cost tr
Notes Includes index
Subject Medical care, Cost of -- United States.
Medicare.
Pharmaceutical services insurance -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Pattinson, Gloria R., editor
ISBN 1634631536 (electronic bk)
9781634631532 (electronic bk)