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PhRMA urges CMS to share the savings with seniors

By Juliet Johnson  |    January 17, 2018
Yesterday, PhRMA submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information (RFI) on sharing a portion of manufacturer rebates directly with...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Helping beneficiaries access vaccines

By Nicole Longo  |    December 18, 2017
Last month, we released a State of Vaccines report, as well as an update to our Medicines in Development for Vaccines report, which shared exciting information about the 264 vaccines currently in...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Same bad ideas continue to threaten Part D and beneficiary access to medicines

By Nicole Longo  |    November 13, 2017
Perhaps the biggest fact that is often overlooked about Part D is that there is already significant price negotiation in the program. Thanks to Part D’s competitive structure, large purchasers...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Open enrollment is here again

By Nicole Longo  |    October 16, 2017
It’s that time of year again: Medicare open enrollment! As of Sunday, October 15, newly qualified patients and current Medicare beneficiaries can review their coverage options and select their...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Medicare Part D by the numbers

By Nicole Longo  |    September 11, 2017
Getting back into the swing of things as Fall approaches? Here’s some light Medicare reading! And if you need a refresher, you can go back to our ABC (and Ds) of Medicare post:   Read More

Medicare Monday: What is the Extra Help program?

By Nicole Longo  |    August 21, 2017
Medicare Part D’s Extra Help program helps low-income beneficiaries better afford their medicines. In fact, millions of beneficiaries have received Extra Help in Part D.   Read More

Medicare Monday: Strengthening access to vaccines for seniors

By Nicole Longo  |    August 14, 2017
This month, we’re celebrating National Immunization Awareness Month! Although children may come to mind first when we think of vaccination, access to immunization is just as important for older...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Part D premiums expected to drop in 2018

By Nicole Longo  |    August 7, 2017
Great news for seniors and people living with disabilities who rely on Part D! Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare Part D prescription drug plan...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Medicare turns 52!

By Nicole Longo  |    July 31, 2017
This weekend (July 30) marked 52 years since Medicare was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson as a part of the Social Security Act Amendments. To celebrate the occasion, we are taking a...   Read More

Medicare Monday: What you need to know about the latest Medicare Trustees report

By Nicole Longo  |    July 17, 2017
Last week, the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds released its annual report on the current and projected financial status of Medicare. Here are a few important takeaways in...   Read More

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