New drug price law could help Part D enrollees who can't fill cancer treatments due to costs, White House says
The White House’s Council of Economic Advisors said late last week that health coverage can come in unique ways, such as with newly passed federal legislation, the Inflation Reduction Act. And in citing new data, it reveals some insights into cancer patients, a key emphasis for the Biden Administration thanks to President Biden’s revived Cancer Moonshot.
In a blog post published Friday, the White House highlighted reducing prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries as one of three ways it sees access to healthcare increasing. The IRA specifically caps out-of-pocket costs for seniors at $2,000 a year, in addition to granting Medicare the authority to negotiate drug prices.
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