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Video: How Do Prescription Drug Rebates Work?

We explain the mechanics, who benefits, the role of pharmacy benefit managers and why rebates matter in the debate over prescription drug costs.

How Many Medicare Part D Enrollees Had High Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs in 2017?

In 2017, 1 million Medicare Part D enrollees had out-of-pocket spending above the catastrophic threshold, with average annual out-of-pocket costs exceeding $3,200.

10 Things to Know About Medicare Part D Coverage and Costs in 2019

A look at the latest data about Medicare Part D coverage and costs in 2019 and trends over time, including enrollment, premiums, cost sharing, and participation in the low-income subsidy program.

Interactive: Compare 2019 Bills to Expand Public Coverage

This interactive examines legislation introduced in the current Congress that would expand coverage through Medicare-for-all or other public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

10 Essential Facts About Medicare and Prescription Drug Spending

Prescription drugs play an important role in medical care for 60 million seniors and people with disabilities, and account for nearly $1 out of every $5 in Medicare spending.

Prescription Drugs

See KFF’s collected research, analysis and public opinion data related to prescription drugs and their costs.

How Often is Prior Authorization Required in Medicare Advantage Plans?

Four in five Medicare Advantage enrollees are in plans that require prior authorization for some services.