Health Reform Timeline 2010

Medicare and Prescription Drugs

Medicare This Year:
— Provides $250 rebate for those who reach the ‘donut hole.’
— Ban new physician-owned hospitals in Medicare.
— Expand Medicare coverage to individuals who have been exposed to environmental health hazards.
–Coordinate coverage for dual-eligibles.
— Justify productivity and efficacy of Medicare providers.

Medicaid This Year:
— Cover childless adults and family planning services through state programs.
— Adjust rebate percentage for brand name drugs.
— Provide CHIP services for eligible children of state employees.

Prescription Drugs This Year:
— Accelerate approval of generic biologic drugs

Quality of Care This Year:
— Compare efficacy of different protocols.
— Prepare for national emergencies.

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