The Medicare Reform Act: What Are the Consequences for Kansas?

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Apr 18, 2004


Amanda Reichard, Ph.D.,

R. Andrew Allison, Ph.D.


Signed into law on December 8, 2003, the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, known as MMA, substantially expands the scope of the Medicare program to include a prescription drug benefit for seniors and a transitional prescription drug card. While the Act was hailed as a major step forward in expanding coverage, many questions about the administration of the program and added costs to the states remain.

This Forum Brief provided background information for a discussion that took place on March 18, 2004.

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