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Designing a Medicare Drug Benefit: Whose Needs Will Be Met?

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Which Medicare beneficiaries need prescription drug coverage the most? Whose needs are greatest? The answers, of course, depend on how one defines "need." As this policy brief shows, if poverty income alone is used to determine need, only a minority of Medicare beneficiaries would qualify for prescription drug coverage.

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Publication Date: December 1, 2000
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Designing a Medicare Drug Benefit: Whose Needs Will Be Met?, Bruce Stuart, Becky Briesacher, and Dennis Shea, The Commonwealth Fund, December 2000

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University of Massachusetts Medical School, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Professor of Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland