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Trouble Brewing? New Medicare Drug Law Puts Low-Income People at Risk

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Publication Date: June 2005

Publisher(s): Families USA

Author(s): Marc Steinberg

Topic: Health (Health services for low income people)

Type: Report


The Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) was touted as a program that would help all Medicare enrollees, particularly the neediest, obtain prescription drug coverage. Now there is evidence that a flaw in the MMA will cause serious harm to many of the most vulnerable elderly and people with disabilities.