The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) does not support increasing the Extra Help co-payment for brand name medications. Depending on the proposed increase in co-payments, the cost of medications could more than triple for some Extra Help beneficiaries, making needed prescriptions unaffordable.
Updated February 2013
LCAO Fact Sheet regarding public opinion survey results related to proposals to cut Medicare.
LCAO Fact Sheet on the characteristics of the nine million individuals who receive Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles) and issues related to the dual eligible integrated care demonstrations.
Updated December 2012
LCAO Fact Sheet on the characteristics and out-of-pocket health costs of Medicare beneficiaries.