Issue Brief

No. 762

State-Based Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs: Temporary Fix or Lessons for Medicare?
April 25, 2001

Author

Robin J. Strongin, Consultant

Summary

By early 2001, more than one-half of the states had established some type of pharmaceutical assistance programs for the elderly. This issue brief considers specific program parameters, such as eligibility criteria, cost-sharing arrangements, program administration, and marketing and outreach. It also considers programs in the broader context of a future Medicare outpatient prescription drug benefit.

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