Medicare Part D - the Prescription Drug Plan - is Working for Seniors

Washington got it right. Medicare Part D - Prescription Drug Plan - is working for seniors! Part D provides patients access to medicines at affordable prices. Better yet, patients' monthly premiums will average $30 in 2012...that's a 44% decrease from original projections (HHS).

And Part D is saving money on other healthcare services! Part D saves Medicare about $1,200 / year in hospital, nursing home and other costs for each senior who previously lacked comprehensive prescription drug...

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From: PhRMAPress

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Medicare’s Prescription Drug Program Competition Issues and Cost Trends

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From: basry agus

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Hearing on Medicare Part D: Waxman's Questions

The Oversight Committee holds a hearing, "The Medicare Drug Benefit: Are Private Insurers Getting Good Discounts for the Taxpayer?" The Medicare Part D program provides prescription drug coverage to almost 30 million enrollees, and will cost federal taxpayers almost $1 trillion in the next decade. The hearing will examine whether the private insurers that receive government subsidies to provide the Part D benefit are able to effectively obtain prescription drug discounts from drug...

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From: Nancy Pelosi

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Medicare’s Prescription Drug Program Competition Issues and Cost Trends

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From: Christopher John

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Trump to Support Drug Price Negotiation Under Medicare

In a statement from the White House on Tuesday, Donald Trump will support the U.S. government negotiating directly with drug companies on prices for drugs covered by the Medicare. When asked at a press briefing whether the president supports negotiating drug prices for the healthcare program, press secretary Sean Spicer said that Trump "is for it." Spicer went on to add that Trump will use his "skills as a businessman" to drive prices down for drugs under the program. In the past, Trump has...

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From: Wochit News

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Prescription Drug Costs Among Top Concerns for Medicare Beneficiaries; More Than 20 Percent ...

DEERFIELD, Ill.-- More than one-third of Medicare Part D beneficiaries surveyed

(37 percent) have daily concerns about their prescription drug costs and 1 in 5 say they've had to make sacrifices, such as delaying filling a prescription or skipping doses, to help manage medication costs, according to a new Walgreens survey.

The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports more than 31.5 million people were enrolled in Part D, Medicare's prescription drug benefit program, in...

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From: NewsInfusion NBN

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"A Guide to Choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan: How to Use the Plan Finder" Free Preview

With this online video program, you'll learn:

• How to use the Medicare Plan Finder.Medicare provides a fantastic tool for comparing Medicare Advantage — if you know how to use it. This program provides you with a step-by-step guide for using the Medicare Plan Finder.

• What the drug payment stages are and how they'll effect your prescription drug coverage. Familiar with the term Medicare donut hole? In this video program, you'll learn about the four Medicare Part D drug payment stages...

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From: Melinda Caughill

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Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Medication Costs

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Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Medication Costs

1 : Ask for a Generic Drug

2 : Research Your Medication Copays

3 : Talk to Your Healthcare Providers About Cost

4 : Learn About the Medicare Prescription Outpatient Drug Coverage

5 : Shop Around

6 : Look for Patient Assistance Programs

7 : Ask for Free Medication Samples

8 : Seek Out Low-Cost Generics

9 : Ask for a Discount or a Different Drug

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From: succubus

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What Is The Limited Income Subsidy for Medicare?

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There is extra help for people with limited income, and resources to help pay for their health care and prescription drug costs.

To find out if you qualify for one or more programs, please visit Medicare.gov.

For more Medicare FAQs please visit: http://www.ehealthmedicare.com/about-medicare/faq/

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From: eHealth Medicare

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Chairman Ryan: Choice and Competition Will Increase Quality, Decrease Costs in Health Care

One of the key principles underlying the reforms in The Path to Prosperity budget is that when providers compete against each other for a patient's business -- costs go down and quality goes up.

We have seen this play out in the Medicare Part D (prescription drug) program. Part D has come in 40 percent below cost projections. While part of those savings can be attributed to lower-than-expected enrollment, Medicare's chief actuary has calculated that nearly 85 percent of the program's...

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From: House Budget Committee

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