Johanns Requests CMS Actuary Analysis



Senator Johanns requested a thorough analysis of a provision in the Senate health care bill that could have serious consequences for seniors and taxpayers. In a letter to Rick Foster, Chief Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Sen. Johanns requested an analysis to determine the effects of the proposed elimination of tax deductibility of retiree prescription drug coverage. This provision provides tax breaks to companies who provide private prescription drug coverage to retired employees.