I just recieved this email reply from 'helpful1": Re: Pharmacy Costs too high?? By helpful1 in Medicare and Medicaid yes but the costs are still fairly high on such a limited income.
This is not someone who knows what they are speaking about.
FACT: Medicare Part D is insurance that covers 65% of the cost of retail price on perscriptions. If a senior has $10,000 or $833 a month of retail priced RX, Part D will cover aprox $6,500 for the yr. This is the BASIC coverage. Most Part D insurance plans actually cover a larger
But our poster, 'helpful1' claims Grandmom is "such limited income" (NOTE: never had someone not give a $ amount.....never)
I suggested he apply for EXTRA HELP (a program thru Medicare & Social security for variuos income levels) that:
1. reduces the monthly premium to ZERO
2. eliminates the dounut hole to ZERO
3.Prices generics at aprox $2
4. Prices Brand Px at aprox $5
basicly about 95% coverage. And 'helpful1" says that "the costs are still fairly high" REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!