Table 3.

Estimated 2006 mean total and OOP drug costs before and after Part D, by prescription coveragea

EstimateNo Coverage (Unweighted n = 13,657)HMO (Unweighted n = 11,068)Employer-Sponsored (Unweighted n = 15,988)Other (Unweighted n = 2,915)
Total drug spending$2169 ± 37$2340 ± 43$3343 ± 59$2676 ± 37
OOP spending without Part D$1713 ± 30$871 ± 20$932 ± 20$1205 ± 20
OOP spending under Part D$1079 ± 17$1117 ± 16$1580 ± 22$1294 ± 15
Absolute change under Part D−$634 ± 21$246 ± 21$649 ± 24$89 ± 20
  • a Data are means ± SEM.