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Implementing the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

April 4, 2006

On January 1, 2006, Medicare prescription drug coverage became available to the program's 43 million beneficiaries. To receive the coverage, however, beneficiaries must actively opt in to Medicare Part D by selecting a prescription drug plan (PDP). Seven and a half million dual eligibles, Medicare beneficiaries receiving drug coverage through Medicaid, were assigned to Medicare PDPs on January 1st.

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