Savings without changes

In a health care system struggling with controlling costs and a fiscal situation focused on cutting and changing government programs, the Medicare prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, stands alone by saving money. Not only on track to cost nearly $350 billion, or 45 percent, less than initially projected over the first 10 years of the program, it is also reducing other health care costs within Medicare. Even the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has credited Part D as responsible for much of the slowdown in overall Medicare spending. The nonpartisan office has also reduced its 10-year forecast for Part D by over $100 billion in each of the last three years. More>>

Source The Hill