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CVS Price Error For Medicare Drugs: You May Get A Refund

Posted on 09/5/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthNearly 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 Takeaway: Medicare Drug Discount Brought Big Savings; Last of the Pearl Harbor Survivors

Posted on 12/7/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe 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.

Common Health Care Reform Question

Posted on 07/30/2009 by |General News | Comments

Personal HealthOne 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 …