Arkansas Medicare Drug Benefit

Medicare Drug Benefit

Medicare Beneficiaries with Creditable Prescription Drug Coverage by Type, as of January 2008


AR
#
US
#
Medicare Part D Eligible 499,571 44,198,844
Beneficiaries in Stand-Alone PDPs 255,092 17,392,378
Beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage Drug Plans (MA-PDs) 43,026 8,010,244
Beneficiaries in Employer Plans Taking Retiree Drug Subsidies 50,213 6,660,930
Beneficiaries with Other Prescription Drug Coverage 78,021 5,451,907
Beneficiaries with Known Creditable Drug Coverage 426,352 37,515,459
Distribution of Medicare Beneficiaries with Creditable Prescription Drug Coverage by Type, as of January 2008


AR
%
US
%
Beneficiaries in Stand-Alone PDPs 60% 46%
Beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage Drug Plans (MA-PDs) 10% 21%
Beneficiaries in Employer Plans Taking Retiree Drug Subsidies 12% 18%
Other Prescription Drug Coverage 18% 15%
Beneficiaries with Known Creditable Drug Coverage 85% 85%
LIS-Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries with Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, as of January 2008


AR
#
US
#
CMS-Deemed Full Dual Eligibles 63,857 6,180,053
CMS-Deemed MSP and SSI Recipients 40,854 1,671,912
LIS Approved and Not Deemed 27,519 1,533,201
Total LIS 132,230 9,385,166
Medicare Beneficiaries Age 65 and Over Living Below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level, states (2004-2005), U.S. (2005), 2004-2005


AR
#
AR
%
US
#
US
%
Under 150% FPL 154,668 36% 13,193,486 33%
150% FPL and Above 269,626 64% 26,746,456 67%
Total Medicare Population 424,294 100% 39,939,942 100%
Qualified State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (SPAPs) under the MMA, as of May 17, 2006


AR US
Has a Qualified State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program Under the MMA? No 28 Yes
SPAP Name NA NA
source:Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The National Conference of Legislatures.