If you are on medicare and struggling with the new medication program, you may be interested in this:
WASHINGTON – Private insurers offering prescription drug coverage through Medicare should supply senior citizens with an additional 60-day supply of medicine for emergency cases, the Bush administration says.
The move will give beneficiaries more time to find alternative treatments when their plan won’t cover a prescription, or more time to file an appeal. Pharmacists had warned that the previous 30-day limit could pose significant problems for poor senior citizens and disabled patients.The new prescription drug program under Medicare began Jan. 1. In a review of the first month, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt acknowledged there were problems with the startup. “I make no excuses,” he said. “We own the problems.”
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