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Medicare and seniors' access to medication

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  • $28: Average monthly premium for Medicare Part D stand-alone prescription drug plan in 2009.
  • 12%: Percent increase in premiums for Medicare Part D stand-alone prescription drug plans between 2008 and 2009.
  • 97%: Percentage of seniors who will have access to drug and health plans in 2009 whose premiums would not increase in 2009.
  • 30%: Average one-year increase in premiums for people with Medicare.

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services