CVS/Caremark also benefited from auto-enrollment of low-income beneficiaries for 2009 and completion of its acquisition of Long’s Medication Stores close to the end of 2008. Humana, who elevated its PDP premiums by 60 and 63 %, dropped 31 % of its PDP enrollment in accordance with mid-2008 levels. ‘Financial forces are reshaping Medicare,’ said Washington. ‘Many beneficiaries appeared to vote with their feet by moving to drug programs with cheaper premiums, as there is a solid correlation between program and premiums selection. The government was also guarded by automatic switching of several low-income beneficiaries to the less expensive plans. Medicare beneficiaries are typically on a fixed income and will likely be looking for these kinds of savings going forward as well.’ Avalere Health uses its DataFrame data source to track developments in the Medicare Part D marketplace.The Wall Street Journal: Expenses Gates Pushes For Even more Advances To Fight Helps A lot of the conversation at the XIX International AIDS Conference here this week is about how exactly to use science already accessible to ‘convert the tide’ on the 31-year-old pandemic. At his foundation’s offices a few blocks away, Expenses Gates is certainly reaffirming his faith in scientific improvements yet to come. ‘Without much better tools it isn’t at all realistic to think you can end this epidemic. It’s not reasonable,’ he said in an interview this week .