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Medicare’s Uncapped Drug Costs Still Bite Into Budgets

Unlike commercial plans that cap members’ out-of-pocket drug spending annually, Medicare has no limit for prescription medications in Part D, its drug benefit.

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How to Choose The Right Medicare Part D Plan

Choosing Medicare prescription drug coverage can be confusing, especially for the first time.

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Brand-name drugs’ high copays soak Medicare Part D patients

The findings point to opportunities to save money for Medicare Part D’s elderly and disabled beneficiaries, who fill three or more prescriptions a month on average.

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Big premium increases for Medicare drug plan?

Beneficiaries have until Dec. 7 to see if there’s a lower-cost plan that will cover their medications in 2016. Consumer advocates and experts say it will pay to shop around this sign-up season.

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Mass. Medicare subscribers save $36.9 million

BOSTON  — A total of nearly 63,000 Massachusetts residents enrolled in the Medicare Part D drug program saved $36.9 million in 2011 in lowered drug costs because of provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The savings were attributable to the health reform law that shrinks the so-called ‘donut hole’ in the Medicare Part D drug […]

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HHS Medicare savings stats mislead seniors

By Dennis Byron Fellow senior citizens, you might have seen news releases recently from the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) department and its political allies with claims such as: •“As we move forward, we will close the doughnut hole completely, and save even more money for everyone with Medicare,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen […]

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