Millions of seniors face double-digit hikes in their Medicare prescription premiums next year unless they shop for cheaper coverage, a new analysis of government data finds.
Premiums will go up an average of 10 percent among the top 10 drugplans that have signed up about 70 percent of seniors, according to an analysis of Medicare data by Avalere Health, a private research firm. …
More than 3 million seniors will see their plans discontinued, according to Avalere. Medicare says all but 300,000 will be seamlessly switched to another plan offered by the same insurer, but the Avalere data suggest it may not be that simple.
Medicare “is really reshaping the market,” said Mendelson. “There are a lot of plans that are shutting down.”
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 7:44 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
This is one old senior that does not live at the doctors. We also have to buy private insurance to help pay for all the things that medicare does not pay for. I don't think you know very many seniors.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:42 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
They said it would and even tweaked it to get a favorable score from the CBO. Then after the fixes and of course the famous Dr. fix, it's nothing like what they proposed to the American people. Dare I say that it never was?
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