Beneficiary Information and Decision Supports for the Medicare-Endorsed Prescription Drug Discount Card

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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.

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Justice, Diane March 24, 2005.

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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.

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  • March 24, 2005

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  • June 12, 2005, 7:41 p.m.

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Justice, Diane. Beneficiary Information and Decision Supports for the Medicare-Endorsed Prescription Drug Discount Card, report, March 24, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs6351/: accessed October 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.