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October 5, 2018

Bipartisan Action is Needed to Ensure the Continued Success of Medicare Part D

Morning Consult

By Ron Klink

Medicare Part D is undoubtedly one of the most vital health care programs that American seniors rely on to stay healthy, and it is a program which deserves continued support from both sides of the aisle. Recently, lawmakers, health care stakeholders, and patient groups came together to celebrate 15 years of Medicare Part D’s success at the MAPRx Medicare Part D 15th Anniversary Summit.

One of the highlights of the event was the unveiling of MAPRx’s latest report, titled “Gaining Perspective on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit.” Since Medicare Part D was enacted, it has benefited more than 44 million beneficiaries—many of whom have rare or chronic illnesses. As the report highlights, before Medicare Part D, many of these patients did not have access to a health care plan that provided access to the most affordable prescription medications.

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