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dc.contributor.authorCallan, Danelle
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-03T15:01:26Z
dc.date.available2012-04-03T15:01:26Z
dc.date.issued2012-04-03
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/20313
dc.description.abstractIn 2006, the implementation of Medicare Part D offered seniors the benefit of government subsidized prescription drug coverage. The baby boomer generation is expected to retire at a rate of 10,000 per day for the next nineteen years. Research into health care and prescription drug coverage for this aging population is becoming relevant due to a increasing proportion of the population. Understanding the characteristics of individuals who reach the Medicare Part D coverage gap will assist in possible outreach, education, and future enrollment strategies. Identifying populations at risk of reaching the coverage gap can help focus interventions to address issues of access to medication among seniors. This research project considers the previous literature published on beneficiaries who reached the aforementioned coverage gap where beneficiaries pay one hundred percent of prescription costs and applies it to a larger, more comprehensive data set. First, I identify characteristics of Part D individuals that influence the outcome of reaching the coverage gap. Then, I assess the effect a coverage gap has on drug adherence by analyzing out of pocket expenditures.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectMedicare Part Den_US
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.subjectHealth Economicsen_US
dc.subjectPrescription drug coverage
dc.subjectDoughnut hole
dc.subject.lcshMedicare--Economic aspects
dc.subject.lcshDrugs--Economic aspects--United States
dc.subject.lcshHealth insurance--United States--Costs
dc.titleMedicare Part D Coverage Gap: Who Falls In and What Beneficiaries Do to Avoid Entryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeEconomicsen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Economicsen_US
dc.description.advisorBlume-Kohout, Margaret
dc.description.advisorMoffett, Maurice
dc.description.committee-memberFontenla, Matias
dc.description.committee-memberMoffett, Maurice
dc.description.committee-memberBlume-Kohout, Margaret


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