Strong Support for Proposed Improvements to 2015 Medicare Part D


A total of 151 organizations have sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner in support of proposed improvements included in the agency's regulation for 2015 Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

The organizations wrote, "We want to take this opportunity to voice our strong support for certain proposed changes to the Medicare Part D prescription drug program that will allow more meaningful beneficiary choice and increased marketplace competition."


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