|Title||Medicare Part D Coverage Gap: Race, Gender, and Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Journal||Social Work in Public Health|
This study examined whether the Medicare Part D coverage gap directly and indirectly affects the relationship between race, gender, and cost-related nonadherence (CRN). Using a nationally representative sample (N = 1,157), this study found that racial disparities in CRN existed under Medicare Part D. However, reaching the coverage gap mediated differences in CRN between older Blacks and Whites. The coverage gap was associated with CRN and poorer health and lower income were associated with CRN after accounting for coverage gap status. Findings highlight the need to help vulnerable populations avoid CRN and for greater consideration of racial inequities in future policy decisions.
|Endnote Keywords|| |
nonadherence due to cost/coverage gap/Racial and gender disparities/Medicare Part D
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