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Prescription Drugs: What We Know and Don't Know About Seniors' Access to Coverage, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Health and Environment of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, September 28 and October 4, 1999   [open pdf - 648KB]

This is the September 28 and October 4, 1999 hearing on "Prescription Drugs: What We Know and Don't Know About Seniors' Access to Coverage," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Health and Environment of the Committee on Commerce. From the opening statement of Michael Bilirakis: "The topic of today's hearing is Prescription Drugs: What We Know and Don't Know About Seniors' Access to Coverage. I believe the title is appropriate because there is clearly much we do not know about this complicated and politically charged issue. We have all heard the numbers, roughly 65 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have access to some form of prescription drug coverage, but one-third have no drug coverage at all. Today, we will hear more about the coverage options available to Medicare beneficiaries as well as possible methods for expanding coverage to individuals who currently lack it." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Tom Allen, Laura A. Dummit, Ernie Fletcher, Benjamin A. Gilman, Robert M. Goldberg, Michael Hash, Bob Michel, Robert D. Reischauer, Bert Seidman, Pete Stark, and Gail R. Wilensky.

Report Number:
Serial No. 106-73
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Date:
1999
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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