TITLE

AN RX FOR REFORM: A MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT

AUTHOR(S)
Rak, Jennifer
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine;Summer2002, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p449
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the growing concern of prescription drugs in medicare. Problems in controlling costs and providing adequate health care coverage; Provision of outpatient prescription drug coverage under Medicare; Various structural and theoretical approaches to a federal prescription drug program for the elderly.
ACCESSION #
8878717

 

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