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Title
Estimating the cost of a Medicare outpatient prescription drug benefit.
First Author
Waldo, Daniel R
Date of Pub
1994 Spring
Pages
103-112
Volume
15
Issue
3
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
People enrolled in Medicare account for more than one-third of all outpatient prescription drug expenditures in the United States. That being the case, a proposed prescription drug benefit under the Medicare program would insure a substantial part of the market and would create the largest expansion of the program in the past 20 years. This article explains how the cost of a drug benefit was estimated as part of the Clinton Administration's health reform initiative.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Aged : Aged, 80 and over : Ambulatory Care/economics : Disabled Persons/statistics & numerical data : Drug Costs/statistics & numerical data : Health Care Costs/statistics & numerical data : Health Care Reform : Human : Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services/economics/statistics & numerical data : Medicare/economics/statistics & numerical data : Models, Economic : Outpatients/statistics & numerical data : Prescriptions, Drug/economics : United States
NTIS Number
PB95-123477