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SUMMARY OF THE 2006 ACTS AND RESOLVES

ACT NO. 84

(H.582)

Prescription drugs; Medicare Part D; Vpharm

This act provides coverage for Medicare-eligible Vermonters who are unable to access prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D due to operations problems. The general assembly appropriated $7 million to cover this group of people until February 10, 2006 or until the funding is exhausted. The office of Vermont health access is directed to seek reimbursement from the federal government and the private entities offering prescription drug coverage.

The act also appropriated $400,000 for the area agencies on aging to assist individuals having problems with Medicare Part D.

Effective Date: Upon passage



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us