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Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy: SSA Continues to Approve Applicants, but Millions of Individuals Have Not Yet Applied: Congressional Testimony
Barbara D. Bovbjerg (au)
To help the elderly and disabled with prescription drug costs, the Congress passed the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), which created a voluntary outpatient prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D). A key element of the prescription drug benefit is the low-income subsidy, or “extra help,” available to Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources to assist them in paying their premiums and other out-of-pocket costs. To assess the Social Security Admin’s. implementation of the subsidy, this report provides info. on: (1) the number of applicants approved for or denied the low-income subsidy; and (2) challenges of identifying individuals eligible for the subsidy and targeting outreach efforts.
Arizona Wetlands & Waterfowl
New View of Self: How Genes & Neurotransmitters Shape Your Mind, Your Personality, & Your Mental Health
War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union & Confederate Armies: Series I, Volume I
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