Part D Decisions

Burton, Rachel; Folkemer, Donna
September 2006
State Legislatures;Sep2006, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p26
The article focuses on the subsidy being offered by the U.S. government to employers who continue to offer coverage equal to or better than the Medicare Part D standard benefit. The subsidy is worth $611 per person in 2006 according to the estimates of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Pieces of legislation have been passed by Washington lawmakers in order to facilitate the receipt of the federal subsidy. It cites the other drug coverage options pursued by some states.


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