Keep the Six Protected Classes, Protected


Medicare Part D has been successfully providing seniors with comprehensive drug coverage for more than a decade, and one of the cornerstones of the program has been to ensure the sickest and most vulnerable patients have access to the clinically critical medicines they rely on. Seniors facing serious and complex health conditions like HIV/AIDS, cancer, epilepsy and mental illness, rely upon access to medicines that are covered under six specific classes of medicines, more commonly known as the six protected classes.