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Mind the Gap! Consumer Perceptions and Choices of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans

Florian Heiss, Daniel McFadden, Joachim Winter

NBER Working Paper No. 13627
Issued in November 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Abby Block, Carol Kelly, and Audrey McDowell of CMS, Dana Goldman of RAND, and Richard Suzman of NIA for information and comments. Helpful comments were also obtained from Amy Finkelstein and Arie Kapteyn; from conference participants at the AEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL (January 2007), the NBER Conference on the Economics of Aging, Carefree, AZ (May 2007), the Workshop on the Economics of Aging at Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin (May 2007), and from seminar participants at the University of Mannheim and the ifo Institute, Munich. Dedicated research assistance was provided by Byung-hill Jun, Carlos Noton, and Gregor Tannhof. This research was supported by the Behavioral and Social Research program of the National Institute on Aging (grants P01 AG 05842-18 and R56 AG026622-01A1), with additional support from the E. Morris Cox Fund at the University of California, Berkeley. The authors are solely responsible for the results and conclusions offered in this paper. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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