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.

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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

REVISING SPECIALTY TIERS: PROTECTING MEDICARE PART D BENEFICIARIES FROM BURDENSOME COST SHIFTING

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THE MAPRx COALITION RELEASES REPORT ON WAYS TO IMPROVE PATIENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ACCESS, AS LAWMAKERS TAKE STEPS TO TACKLE ISSUE OF SPECIALTY TIERS IN MEDICARE PART D

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 25, 2013 – The MAPRx Coalition (MAPRx) today released, “Revising Specialty Tiers: Protecting Medicare Part D Beneficiaries from Burdensome Cost Shifting,” a report highlighting flaws in... Read more

April 2013 Letter to Congress

Dear Members of Congress: Medicare Access for Patients RX or MAPRx brings together national beneficiary, patient advocacy, family caregiver, and health professional organizations committed to ensuring and improving access to prescription medications and safeguarding the well-being of beneficiaries with chronic diseases and disabilities under the Medicare prescription drug benefit (Part D).  On behalf of millions of Medicare beneficiaries who rely on Medicare Part... Read more