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Latest Study -- December, 2016:

The Value of the Medicare Part D Program for its Beneficiaries and the Medicare System

By Robert J. Shapiro
The United States spent $430 billion on prescription drugs in 2015, and Medicare is the principal program facilitating access to these medications:
  • In 2014, 23.4 million Medicare beneficiaries had prescription drug coverage supported by Medicare under Part D plans, and 14.4 million had coverage under Part C plans, for a total of 37.8 million covered beneficiaries. . . . .    more

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