Backgrounder posted July 31, 2003
DRAFT: Lost Coverage and Compensation: What Seniors Will Pay for AMedicare Drug Entitlement
A DRAFT copy of this timely and
important study has been made available. It is not for
attribution or citation. An official Backgrounder will be
Millions of American seniors have worked hard their entire lives
in the belief that they would receive health insurance benefits,
including coverage for prescription drugs, from their employer
WebMemo posted July 15, 2003
How the Senate Medicare Drug Bill Would Raise Senior Citizens'Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs
beneficiaries could pay up to 50 percent more for their
medicines -- in some cases $600 more per year -- under the
Senate's Medicare drug entitlement.
Members of Congress should target a prescription drug benefit to
those who really need it, rather than costing millions of
low-income seniors significantly more than they pay now.
WebMemo posted June 25, 2003
An Analysis of House Medicare Legislation
The House Ways and Means Committee has
recently reported out the Medicare Modernization and Prescription
Drug Act of 2003 (H.R. 2473). The bill establishes a universal, but
voluntary, drug benefit as an entitlement in the Medicare program.
The bill also makes changes in traditional Medicare and…