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Most Medicare enrollees could
get insulin for $35 a month

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Posted By: AltaD, 5/26/2020 3:52:47 PM

Medicare recipients will be able to get prescription plans that limit copays for insulin, a potential savings of hundreds of dollars, the White House announced Tuesday in a pivot to pocketbook issues that could influence November's election. The new benefit — to be formally unveiled at a Rose Garden event Tuesday afternoon — is being touted as a major accomplishment by Trump administration officials eager to change the subject from the grim drumbeat of coronavirus pandemic news. Older adults who pick a drug plan offering the new insulin benefit would pay a maximum of $35 a month starting next year, a savings estimated at $446 annually.

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Great news for seniors who need insulin spun by AP into a Trump trick to gain votes.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mushroom 5/26/2020 5:01:20 PM (No. 422745)
My heavy costs are Jardiance and Trulicity. Together , in doughnut hole they are Just over $1100 every three months. In the hole, insulin, Levemir is $300 every 3 mos. I'd like to see some movement on the big ticket items..oh, and those are MY cost, at 25% list because Medicare is not allowed to negotiate prices like my insurance company could.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1 5/26/2020 5:11:29 PM (No. 422754)
My evil big sister, and annoying kid sister get their news from mSNBC and CNN - neither of which chose to cover the President's news event today.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 5/26/2020 5:55:54 PM (No. 422796)
I'm glad I have avoided this problem, I know a couple of people who have lost feet to it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: 3XALADY 5/26/2020 8:24:35 PM (No. 422922)
I am on four level three medications and my first bill of the year, including my deductible, is around $2,500. What does OP mean by 'Trump trick to gain votes?'
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Foghorn 5/26/2020 8:33:27 PM (No. 422928)
Thirty-five a month might be kind of heavy on some retirees, that might mean a few meals. Every time SS gets a rais they raise the Medicare tax by about half the amount of the raise.
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