Medicare Part D

High and growing prescription drug prices will eventually affect all Americans in some way. Congress is currently considering proposals that will permit Medicare to negotiate with drug companies, as well as discourage price increases that exceed inflation.
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Despite the myriad of financial challenges facing patients and all Americans, many brand name drug companies have already increased the prices of their products in 2022.
Current Medicare customers have until Dec. 7 to compare their plan with others and switch their coverage during 2021 open enrollment. Beneficiaries can switch between Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans or choose a different Medicare Part D drug plan.
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