Issue Brief 2: Access to Prescription Medications Under Medicare Part D

Medicare is a federal health insurance program that covers people over the age of 65, as well as people under 65 with long-term disabilities and end-stage renal disease. The structure of Medicare Part D drug plans often result in challenges for many chronically ill older adults who seek to secure access to their medications.

This Issue Brief examines the impact of out-of-pocket costs on access to prescription medications under Medicare Part D.