Seniors Medicare Prescription Drug Bills to double in 10 Years, and family`s annual bill is more than $6000 in future

Released on: December 10, 2007, 9:05 pm

Press Release Author: PrescriptionHelpLine.com

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Press Release Summary: Seniors Medicare Prescription Drug Bills to double in 10
Years, and family\'s annual bill is more than $6000 in future.

Press Release Body:
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Date: December 10, 2007
Contact: Jack Hardon, Communications Director
Janet Reese, Director of Commerce
Jack Wagner, Press Secretary
860-712-3900 x3627

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Press Release
http://www.PrescriptionHelpLine.com:
Seniors Medicare Prescription Drug Bills to double in 10 Years, and family\'s annual
bill is more than $6000 in future.

Estimates on the Senate Medicare prescription drug bill vary from The Congressional
Budget Office over the next

10 years are about $400 billion.

New report shows prescriptions, and higher prices, will make drugs too expensive to
afford.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Struggling American seniors, won\'t be able to afford their
prescription drug costs, and in

10 years more than double their current costs according to experts.

The federal Medicare reform bill signed into law on December 8, 2003 implements the
most extensive changes to

the program since it was established in 1965. The most significant element of the
new law is the addition to

Medicare of prescription drug coverage. Among other reforms, the bill implements a
voluntary outpatient

prescription drug benefit, or Medicare Part D, starting in 2006, for the 40 million
elderly and disabled

Medicare beneficiaries. A drug discount card program will be available in spring of
2004 that will expire upon

implementation of the Part D drug benefit.

The giant coverage gap, in 2006: $2900 projected to rise in 2013 to $5000.

With this new plan, an average retiree is paying a premium each month for
prescription drugs about $33. then

add the $250 deductible charge, insurance companies then pay 75 percent of $2,000
drug expense. Above that

amount the senior must pay until expenses $5,100. Insurance will cover above this
amount covering 95 percent

drug costs.

Medicare news:
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If the client is still dissatisfied, an outside body (see:
http://www.mymedicarematters.org ) can look at the

denial. The outside body is an independent review entity (IRE) contracted by
Medicare...
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Challenge of insurance pharmacy to cooperation How to cooperate with prescription
doctors (see:

http://www.PrescriptionDoctors.com ) and health facilities ? Upper volume. For what
reasons pharmacists can not

communicate with doctors.
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The Influence of Prescription Question (see: http://www.PrescriptionQuestion.com )
Asking on.

Pharmacist-Patient Communication,\" presented at...
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By telling us your experience with the Medicare drug benefit (see:
http://www.consumersunion.org ) - from your

costs ... If you have not yet enrolled in the new Medicare Part D benefit for this ...
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Medical 20%; Prescription generic (see: http://www.PrescriptionGeneric.com )
/preferred brand 30%; Prescription

non- preferred 50%. Health Investor Health Plans cont
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Otherwise, you may pay for the prescription and submit the receipt (which must
include date,
prescription dosage (see: http://www.PrescriptionDosage.com ), quantity, and amount
paid) with a claim...
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( http://www.PrescriptionHelpLine.com ) is the organization for health care
consumers. An advocate for health

care for America.

9284 Genlea Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119
860-712-3900 E-mail: help@PrescriptionHelpLine.com
http://www.PrescriptionHelpLine.com

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Contact Details: organization for health care consumers. An advocate for health

care for America.

9284 Genlea Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119
860-712-3900 E-mail: help@PrescriptionHelpLine.com
http://www.PrescriptionHelpLine.com

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