Title

How Do Patterns of Prescription Drug Coverage and Use Differ for White, African American, and Latino Medicare Beneficiaries Under 65 and 65+

UMMS Affiliation

Meyers Primary Care Institute

Date

7-2003

Document Type

Other

Medical Subject Headings

Medicare; Medicare Part D; Prescription Drugs

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Primary Care

Abstract

Summary: This report provides a snapshot of racial/ethnic differences in Medicare beneficiaries' prescription drug coverage, use, and spending. It examines patterns separately for beneficiaries under age 65 and 65+. The summary discusses the relevance of the key findings to the current policy debates about prescription drug coverage.

Citation: Gaskin D, Briesacher B. How do patterns of prescription drug coverage and use differ for white, African American, and Latino Medicare Beneficiaries Under 65 and 65+. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, July 2003. Link to report on publisher's website

Comments

At the time of publication, Becky Briesacher was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.