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Why Saving Money on a Medicare Part D Plan Can End Up Making You Lose More

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, more commonly known as Medicare Part D, is an expense many seniors try to implement into their budget in a subsidizing manner. What the unfortunate and naïve fail to realize is that cutting costs of Part D could end up costing one more than they’re saving.

Studies have found that almost every individual over the age of 50 is, on average, prescribed to two to three different medications. Some inexpensive, others pricey, medicine is invaluable because it provides an opportunity for healthier living. Many beneficiaries recognize the importance of being able to afford medication, and take action to enroll in Part D. Those who attempt this who also happen to take expensive or unusual medication will find that their plan, because they opted to pursue a cheaper premium, hardly covers the hundreds of dollars per month it takes for a steady supply leaving them with debt that could have so easily been avoided had they chose a more comprehensive plan.

There are 17.4 million citizens enrolled in a Medicare Part D plan, and according to recent polls, a little over half are satisfied with their medicinal coverage. That means millions of people are still unsatisfied with their Part D plan, shelling out money they don’t have for medicine they absolutely must have. The market is highly concentrated, and there is a plethora of companies fighting elbow-to-elbow to offer the most appealing coverage plan, with the fine print ending up being not-so-fine for the victims of false promises.

It seems that out of the 46% of unsatisfied citizens, most of their displeasure could have been avoided had they taken the precision care of selecting an appropriate prescription drug coverage plan. Other highlighted areas of coverage are bolstered and shoved into people’s faces, promising financial security in the event of a tragedy. The biggest tragedy of all, however, is the everyday expenses such as prescribed medications sliding under the radar for compensation in the unlikely event of an accident.

What people should be focusing on is putting more eggs in the baskets of the absolute expenses, as opposed to “what-if-this-happens” expenses. It is uncertain that a huge health-related accident will occur, but it is definitely certain that prescribed medication is needed to supplement the health of the majority of our population. With this information in mind, if you or a loved one is in the process of selecting a Medicare Part D coverage plan, make sure to read between the lines and find a suitable plan to take care of all your needs. Even if it is a bit pricier, you’d end up saving more money in the long stretch.


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