New research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign adds to a growing body of literature that finds the implementation of Medicare Part D has played a role in reducing mortality among the elderly. The new research expands upon previous examinations showing improved access to prescription medicines as a result of the Part D program has helped save lives.
Key findings from the new research include:
Medicare Part D continues to offer affordable access to prescription drug coverage for older and disabled Americans. The growing body of research highlighting improved health outcomes and reduced mortality demonstrates how Part D helps America’s seniors live longer, healthier lives.