Improving Prescription Drug Coverage for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries: Key Rural Considerations and Objectives for Legislative Proposals


This Policy Paper combines the work from current projects of the Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHRC) and the Rural Health Panel of the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) to provide a statement of specific rural considerations and objectives for any proposal that would add a prescription drug benefit to the Medicare program. Our intent is to establish a framework for assessing the effects of proposals on rural beneficiaries. Report produced by the RUPRI Rural Health Panel.

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