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Medicare Drug Plans (Part "D")
(Posted January 17, 2009)
Question 682: My mom has railroad Medicare, Parts A & B. She also has a prescription plan under Part D now costing $44 per month up from $26 in 2008. Is there any plan for her that would reduce the cost of her seven medications? Each one costs $40 dollars a month to refill.
Answer: There are more than 40 different plans. You should contact the Centers For Medicare & Medicaid, the Federal agency responsible for the Medicare program. You can call them at 1-800-Medicare or go to their web site at:
There is a program that provides assistance to people who do not have the means to pay the full costs of Medicare Part D including the cost of drugs.
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