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Still a Pain: The Cost of Prescription Drugs to Seniors With the Medicare Drug Benefit

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Publication Date: December 2003

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Dean Baker

Topic: Health (Health care financing)

Keywords: Elderly; Income tax; Prescription drugs

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This paper notes that, even with the recently-passed Medicare drug benefit, seniors will face higher prescription drug costs than they did in 2000 (when it was a major issue in the presidential campaign).