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Legislation aims to ensure Medicare covers six categories of medications

March 6, 2015

U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced legislation this week that would require Medicare prescription drug plans to cover six categories of medications, according to a press release.

“We applaud this bipartisan legislation, which will ensure that Medicare patients will continue to have coverage for these needed medications,” Saul Levin, MD, MPA, American Psychiatric Association CEO and Medical Director, said in a press release. “We thank Senator Grassley and Senator Brown for their leadership on this important issue. The legislation would protect our nation’s most vulnerable citizens who depend on these life-saving treatments for depression, schizophrenia and other serious and chronic illnesses.”

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