Does prescription drug coverage improve mental health? Evidence from Medicare Part D.

  title={Does prescription drug coverage improve mental health? Evidence from Medicare Part D.},
  author={Padmaja Ayyagari and Dan M Shane},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
The introduction of the Medicare Prescription Drug program (Part D) in 2006 resulted in a significant increase in access to coverage for older adults in the U.S. Several studies have documented the impact of this program on prescription drug utilization, expenditures and medication adherence among older adults. However, few studies have evaluated the extent to which these changes have affected the health of seniors. In this study we use data from the Health and Retirement Study to identify the… CONTINUE READING
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