Health Law Reduced Medicare Beneficiaries’ Rx Spending
On Monday, CMS released new data showing that Medicare beneficiaries in the first quarter of 2012 spent an average of $837 less on prescription drugs because of the federal health reform law. According to the data, beneficiaries have spent $3.4 billion less on prescription drugs since the overhaul was enacted in March 2010.
- "CMS: Obama Health Law Has Saved Seniors $3.4 Billion on Prescription Drugs" (Baker, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 4/30).
- "Closing Part D Hole Saved Seniors $3.4B" (Winfield Cunningham, Washington Times, 4/30).