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Medicare Bill Includes Tryout Projects

I don't know what the new Medicare bill means for people with MS. I'll add more as I find out. Comments anyone?

One of the costliest among them sets aside $500 million for a two-year, six-state effort for at least 50,000 patients to cover a limited category of self-administered prescription drugs. "No less than 40 percent of the funding shall be for oral cancer," Congress directed in an accompanying report.

It also makes clear that Congress expects coverage "for all immodulating drugs and biologicals used when treating multiple sclerosis."

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December 9, 2003 in politics | Permalink