Secretary Leavitt’s Progress Report on Medicare Part D

By February 3, 2006Health Care

Here’s a link to HHS Secretary Leavitt’s report on the first month of the new Medicare drug coverage. The Secretary and CMS Administrator Mark McClellan and crew have been moving mountains to get the drug coverage going. Despite some well-publicized problems – particularly the shock of moving coverage for so-called dual-eligibles from Medicaid to Medicare – the other, bigger, less reported side of the story is that millions of Medicare beneficiaries are finding the new coverage a great bargain.

If a prescription is filled smoothly, does anyone really notice? We do…