Assessment of Proposals for a Medicare Outpatient Prescription Drug Benefit: The Rural Perspective

Date
01/2003
Description

This Policy Paper assesses legislative proposals to add an outpatient prescription drug benefit to the Medicare program and their implications for the delivery of services and the welfare of beneficiaries in rural areas. Report produced by the RUPRI Rural Health Panel.

Center
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Authors
Andrew Coburn, Charles Fluharty, J. Patrick Hart, A. Clinton MacKinney, Timothy McBride, Keith Mueller, Rebecca Slifkin, Mary Wakefield