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Nearly 13,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries will receive reimbursement checks from CVS Caremark, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Tuesday, as part of a $5 million settlement for overcharging on some drugs for seniors and the disabled. The checks are being sent to customers who overpaid for drugs used to treat epilepsy and breast cancer, among other illnesses, and who were forced into the so-called doughnut hole – in which no drug costs are reimbursed – as a result of …
The average Medicare patient saved $569 this year in prescription drug costs because of a drug discount program created by the 2010 health care overhaul. And this Dec. 7, the 70th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, will be the last one marked by the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.
One of the most common questions I’m asked when I meet with volunteers and attend health care reform events is, “We’re worried health care reform may go too far. Will we be forced into a plan or have to change doctors?” In this month’s AARP The Magazine, I answer that question but I wanted to share it here, too. AARP will not support reform that would deny you the freedom of choice to keep your current plan, including keeping your …