Proposed changes to Medicare Part D pulled back by White House

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner on Monday sent a letter informing Congress that proposed reforms to Medicare Part D would be scrapped for now amid intense criticism that such changes would reduce the access of seniors to some drugs and limit their choice of plans. The CMS plans to get more stakeholder input before proceeding with some or all of the changes in the future, Tavenner said. Health care providers, insurers and patient groups welcomed the decision.

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