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New MAPRx Report Examines Medicare Part D Access and Affordability Issues

December 18, 2018

A new report released today on Medicare Part D found the program is as popular and robust as ever, but poses significant challenges to beneficiaries that result in increased out-of-pocket costs and limited access for millions of beneficiaries. The study, “Navigating Medicare Part D: Approaches to Addressing Beneficiary Affordability and Access Challenges,” was commissioned by Medicare Access for Patients Rx (MAPRx), a coalition consisting of more than 55 patient, family caregiver, and health professional organizations committed to strengthening and protecting Medicare Part D. The National MS Society is a member of the MAPRx coalition and spoke at the “Medicare Part D: Affordability and Access Challenges” Capitol Hill briefing. 

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Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. There is currently no cure for MS. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to mobility challenges, blindness and paralysis. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.

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