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Raising Part D Donut Hole Discounts To 75% Proposed By President

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Executive Summary

President Obama’s 2014 budget plan contains some new drug reimbursement ideas, including increasing the brand drug discount used in the Medicare Part D donut hole to 75% and slashing the Part B drug rate to ASP+3%. Many familiar proposals are reprised – a stronger IPAB, mandatory drug rebates for Medicare/Medicaid dual-eligibles, eliminating pay-for-delay generic drug deals and reducing biologic product exclusivity.

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