TITLE

Dual eligibles sue Part D

PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Drug Topics;2/19/2007, Vol. 151 Issue 4, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
24258291

 

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