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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Major Provisions of the Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act of 2002, H.R. 4954, as Passed by the House
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Medicare: Beneficiary Cost-Sharing Under Prescription Drug Legislation
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Medicare: Beneficiary Cost-Sharing Under Proposed Prescription Drug Benefits
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Medicare: Beneficiary Cost-Sharing Under Proposed Prescription Drug Benefits
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Medicare Prescription Drug and Reform Legislation
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Overview of the Medicare Prescription Drug and Reform Legislation
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Overview of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003
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Medicare Prescription Drug Provisions of S.1, as Passed by the Senate, and H.R. 1, as Passed by the House
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Medicare's Skilled Nursing Facility Benefit
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Trends in Medicare Spending: Fact Sheet
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The Cost of Prescription Drugs for the Uninsured Elderly and Legislative Approaches
The purpose of this report is to explain why many of those who are least able to afford high drug costs are those who are most frequently charged the most. This report describes the basic economic theory underlying price differentiation and, in the context of the pharmaceutical market, analyzes the role and behavior of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), pharmaceutical manufacturers, and retail pharmacies, respectively. It also looks at a number of the criticisms that have been made of the practice of differential pricing. Finally, this report discusses various policy approaches aimed at assisting the elderly to purchase prescription drugs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs1520/
President Bush's Proposed Medicare-Endorsed Drug Discount Card Initiative: Status and Issues
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President Bush's Proposed Medicare-Endorsed Drug Discount Card Initiative: Status and Issues
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President Bush's Proposed Medicare-Endorsed Drug Discount Card Initiative: Status and Issues
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Medicare: Major Prescription Drug Provisions of Selected Bills
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Medicare: Major Prescription Drug Provisions of Selected Bills
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Medicare: Major Prescription Drug Provisions of Selected Bills
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Civil Service Retirement Bills in the 106th Congress
Among the civil service retirement issues addressed in bills introduced thus far in the 106th Congress are the correction of retirement coverage errors for federal employees assigned to the wrong retirement system; immediate eligibility for federal employees to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP); improved portability of pension benefits; and repeal of the temporary increase in employee retirement contributions that was mandated by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. Other bills would expand TSP eligibility to include members of the armed services; improve pension coverage for temporary and part-time federal employees; and designate several categories of federal employees as law enforcement officers for purposes of determining their retirement benefits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs1241/
Housing for the Elderly: Legislation in the 106th Congress
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers
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Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Premiums: Fact Sheet
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Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Premiums: Fact Sheet
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The Financial Outlook for Social Security and Medicare
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The Financial Outlook for Social Security and Medicare
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The Financial Outlook for Social Security and Medicare
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The Financial Outlook for Social Security and Medicare
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The Financial Outlook for Social Security and Medicare
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Social Security and Medicare "Lock Boxes"
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Social Security and Medicare "Lock Boxes"
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Medicare Payment Policies
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Medicare Endorsed Prescription Drug Discount Card Program
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Beneficiary Information and Decision Supports for the Medicare-Endorsed Prescription Drug Discount Card
On December 8, 2003 the President signed into law the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA, P.L. 108-173). This legislation establishes a Medicare prescription drug benefit, effective January 1, 2006. In the interim, the legislation requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a temporary program of Medicare-endorsed prescription drug discount cards. This report discusses the objectives and benefits of this legislation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs6351/
Older Workers: Employment and Retirement Trends
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Older Workers: Employment and Retirement Trends
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Medicaid: Eligibility for the Aged and Disabled
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Medicare: Financing the Part A Hospital Insurance Program
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Medicare: Part B Premium Penalty
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Implications of the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit for State Budgets
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Federal Spending for Older Americans
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Prescription Drug Coverage Under Medicaid
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Benefits for the Aged and the Federal Budget: Short- and Long-Term Projections
As the 108th Congress addresses short-term budget decisions, it may also want to consider the long-run impacts of those decisions and the major shifts in budget composition that are underway. Congress may be pressed to add new benefits in response to population aging, such as improved support for long-term care and broader Medicare drug coverage. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs7483/
Older Americans Act: Disaster Assistance for Older Persons After Hurricane Katrina
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The Pros and Cons of Allowing the Federal Government to Negotiate Prescription Drug Prices
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A CRS Review of 10 States: Home and Community-Based Services — States Seek to Change the Face of Long-Term Care: Indiana
Many states have devoted significant efforts to respond to the desire for home and community-based care for persons with disabilities and their families. Nevertheless, financing of nursing home care, chiefly by Medicaid, still dominates most states’ spending for long-term care today. To assist Congress in understanding issues that states face in providing long-term care services, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) undertook a study of 10 states in 2002. This report, one in a series of 10 state reports, presents background and analysis about long-term care in Indiana. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs7715/
Topics in Aging: Income and Poverty Among Older Americans in 2004
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Nursing Homes and the Congress: A Brief History of Developments and Issues
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Medicare/Medicaid Reimbursement: Selected References
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Medicare: Physician Payments
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Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit: An Overview of Implementation for Dual Eligibles
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Older Americans Act Nutrition Program
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