Medicaid Expansion Demos Give Drug Firms A Break From Rebates
CMS has approved an expansion of Medicaid that would not include rebates for drugs used by the newly eligible population under the Affordable Care Act. The agency is also evaluating a demonstration from Iowa that does not collect drug rebates on individuals eligible under ACA.
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