Medicare Part D Gains May Be Eroding

This New York Times article by Paula Span discusses how Medicare Part D out-of-pocket costs & benefits seem to eroding from when Part D first started in 1996.

From a sample study, it appears people that are more ill and need more medications seem to have the most problems. So it is not surprising that people with multiple health problems are affected the most and people on fixed incomes may struggle to pay their bills.

The article goes on to say that Part D plans have been changing. They appear to be covering fewer medications, and are using more tiering strategies by putting some drugs in very high priced tier levels. In addition, the insured also may be facing more restrictions.

To read the entire article, click on the link below.

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