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ALFA Calls for Co-Pay Equity for Home and Community Based Seniors
Date:3/10/2009

art D's inception in 2006 has grown even greater in this economic downturn."

Dual-eligible residents in home and community based settings take an average of eight to 10 prescriptions per month. Co-payments for these medications range from $1 to $5 per drug and often exceed the Medicaid personal needs allowance which can be as little as $30 per month.

Assisted living is one of the fastest growing long-term care options in the United States and costs about one third to one half the amount of nursing home care.


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