Bill Brown is a 77-year-old retiree who uses Medicare Part D to pay for his diabetes testing supplies and medications.
Shellee, 31, was diagnosed with Lupus 16 years ago and relies on Medicare Part D for her medicine.
"I’m Ethel Brooks, and I’m 66 years old and I’m at retirement age, but I’m not retired. I’m still working, and I love working and helping people. It seems to be my calling."
MAPRx is a coalition of patient, family caregiver and health professional organizations committed to safeguarding the well-being of patients with chronic diseases and disabilities who rely on Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage.


Briefing Memo: “Protected Classes”

The Medicare Access for Patients Rx (MAPRx) Coalition, comprised of more than fifty-five beneficiary advocacy organizations, urges the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reverse its proposed policy changes to the Medicare Part D six “protected classes.”  Proposed changes will limit access to medications under the Part D benefit for Medicare’s most vulnerable beneficiaries.  Prescription medications are... Read more


Letter to Congress applauds Medicare coverage of drugs, new report highlights economic impact 

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 3, 2013 – The Medicare Access for Patients Rx Coalition (MAPRx) today distributed a letter and a report to Congress signed by 53 national advocacy organizations thanking members for delivering on the promise of a robust... Read more

Medicare Prescription Drug Open Enrollment Questions and Answers

The Annual Open Enrollment for Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) is October 15, 2013 – December 7, 2013. Certain people with Medicare can also change plans at other times (see question #13). Plans are making changes to benefits and costs, and there are also new plans in many areas of the country. In 2014, people who enter the coverage gap (“donut... Read more