Dual eligibles sue Part D

February 2007
Drug Topics;2/19/2007, Vol. 151 Issue 4, p9
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The article reports on the class-action lawsuit filed by dual-eligible patients against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Michael O. Leavitt. The case is focused on the problems experienced by dual-eligible patients who were shifted from Medicaid and other health programs to Medicare Part D drug benefit. Some of the troubles encountered by dual-eligible beneficiaries include enrolling in the program, obtaining benefits and receiving subsidies to increase their coverage. According to Jeanne Finberg of the National Senior Citizens Law Center, the lawsuit is an indication that there are serious problems facing the most vulnerable Americans.


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