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Prescription Drug BenefitNASW seeks enactment of federal managed care standards that enable consumers to feel confident that quality health care will be available when it is needed and that reassure providers that appropriate clinical and preventive care is economical and feasible. NASW will work to protect the program integrity, financial stability, and entitlement status, as well as the prominent role social workers play in the Medicaid and Medicare programs, including long-term care. NASW has as priorities protecting the role of social workers as providers in these programs, as well as the right of clients to be served by social workers. NASW also will work to protect the confidentiality of medical records and patient information.

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