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Flawed system hurts seniors

 

July 25, 2019



Millions of Americans who rely on prescription medicines just received some bad news.

The Trump administration recently shelved a proposal that would have saved patients billions at the pharmacy counter. By changing course, the administration missed a chance to help patients afford the medicines they need.

The rule was aimed at Medicare’s “Part D” program, which provides prescription drug coverage to seniors and those living with disabilities.

More than 40 million Americans depend on Part D. Patients can choose from a variety of plans, each with different premiums, copays and lists of...



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