As seniors age, they become more vulnerable to a wide variety of chronic diseases that require medications. According to MUST For Seniors, a resource for adults and caregivers provided by the National Council on Patient Information and Education, seniors make 34 percent of all prescriptions purchases in the country. As the aging population continues to grow, the U.S. is working to ensure that all older adults are able to afford the necessary medication. The Medicare Part D coverage gap under the Affordable Care Act was designed to make covered prescriptions more accessible for seniors.
The amount that the Medicare Part D …read more