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What's the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

The Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act (also known as the Medicare Modernization Act -- MMA) is the largest re-vamping of Medicare since its creation in the 1960s. It added prescription drug and preventative healthcare benefits to Medicare and expanded and renamed Part C, now known as Medicare Advantage.

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