We explain the mechanics, who benefits, the role of pharmacy benefit managers and why rebates matter in the debate over prescription drug costs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See KFF’s collected research, analysis and public opinion data related to prescription drugs and their costs.
Four in five Medicare Advantage enrollees are in plans that require prior authorization for some services.