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Clinton proposes coverage of prescription drugs by Medicare

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 19 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1644
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    President Clinton is proposing to offer prescription drug coverage to all Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare, the healthcare programme for Americans aged over 65 years, covers hospital and doctors' costs, but does not pay for prescription drugs given outside a hospital.

    Each Medicare beneficiary now pays a monthly premium of $45.50 (£28) to cover treatment. President Clinton is proposing that each person would pay an additional …

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