Prescription drug coverage and spending for Medicare beneficiaries.
Poisal, John A
Date of Pub
Chulis, George S; Cooper, Barbara S; Murray, Lauren A
Outpatient prescription drug coverage is not a Medicare covered benefit. Debate continues in Congress and elsewhere on modernizing
the Medicare benefit package, including proposals that would help the Nation's seniors pay for prescription drugs. Very little
is known about which persons within the Medicare population have drug coverage from other sources. Using 1995 data from the
Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), the authors present information on who has coverage by various sociodemographic
categories. The data indicate higher-than-average levels of coverage for minority persons, beneficiaries eligible for Medicare
because of disability, and those with higher incomes.
Adolescence : Adult : Aged : Ambulatory Care/economics : Child : Child, Preschool : Data Collection : Demography : Drug Costs/statistics
& numerical data : Female : Financing, Personal/statistics & numerical data : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data
: Health Maintenance Organizations/economics : Human : Infant : Insurance Coverage/statistics & numerical data : Insurance,
Pharmaceutical Services/statistics & numerical data : Male : Medicare/economics : Rate Setting and Review