Today we bring you a special edition of #MedicareMonday on Medicare’s 50th anniversary. As Medicare celebrates 50 years, we wanted to remind you about some of our Medicare resources and continue highlighting the success of the prescription drug benefit, also known as Part D.
Just yesterday, average monthly premiums for 2016 Part D plans were announced and they will remain relatively stable as they have since 2011, keeping access to prescription drug coverage affordable for seniors and people living with disabilities.
- There are more medicines in development for older Americans since the implementation of Part D.
- Hear from patients about Part D helps them in our new video.
- Seniors live longer following the implementation of Medicare Part D.
- Learn more about the success of Medicare Part D, how it benefits patient and more on our new resources page.
Check back Monday for another edition of #MedicareMonday on the Catalyst and join the conversation today using #Medicareat50 and #KeepingUsHealthy.
Allyson Funk Ally is a former senior director of public affairs at PhRMA focused on advocacy issues for the biopharmaceutical industry. Her expertise includes Medicare, Medicaid, 340B, health reform and more. Prior to PhRMA, her experience included leading health communications for a large membership organization, supporting public affairs clients and working for the governor of Louisiana.