Prescription drug benefit doesn’t save money for Medicare

16 junio 2015

For years, the Medicare pre­scrip­tion drug ben­efit Part D has been cred­ited with pos­i­tively impacting national trends in health out­comes and med­ical ser­vices. But a recent study chal­lenges that assump­tion and sug­gests that the U.S. Con­gres­sional Budget Office’s adopted a new costing method based on assumed cost-savings may be «premature.»