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Medicare patients can not wait longer for affordable prescription drugs

Older adults who depend on the Medicare Part D drug benefit are also the most likely to need life-saving prescriptions that they can’t afford. According to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average annual out-of-pocket cost in 2019 for patients requiring a specialty medication was more than $8,000.  Medicare beneficiaries are the only insured group in the U.S. without a limit, or cap, on what they owe out-of-pocket for their medications. 

Read more: https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/552349-medicare-beneficiaries-cant-wait-for-lower-drug-prices

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