It is unclear how variation in the number and types of Part D plans in rural versus urban areas has affected prescription coverage. The purpose of this project is to assess whether the Medicare Part D prescription drug plans available in rural counties are sufficient to meet the needs of rural Medicare beneficiaries, and to identify what changes would help the Part D program better address the needs of rural beneficiaries. Descriptive and multivariate statistics will be used to analyze the plans available to Medicare beneficiaries by level of rurality; differences in enrollment rates by regions and levels of rurality; beneficiaries enrollment decisions; and differences in satisfaction with prescription drug plans and pharmacy access.
- Does the Medicare Part D Decision-Making Experience Differ by Rural/Urban Location?, February 16th, 2016
- Differences in Part D Plans Offered to Rural and Urban Medicare Beneficiaries, July 14th, 2015
- Rural and Urban Differences in Choice of and Satisfaction with Medicare Part D Plans, July 14th, 2015
- Comparing Rural and Urban Medicare Part D Enrollment Patterns and Prescription Drug Coverage Rates, May 14th, 2013