Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage for Dummies (Paperback)
Confused about Medicare's drug coverage? You're not alone. Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage For Dummies explains Part D in plain English and shows you how to find the best deal among numerous drug-coverage plan options. Whether you're new to Medicare or already in the program, you'll navigate the system with more ease and confidence, avoid pitfalls and scams, and have plenty of help choosing the plan that's right for you.
This easy-to-understand, consumer-friendly guide helps you find out whether Part D affects any drug coverage you already have and weigh the consequences of going without coverage. You'll find ways to compare plans, identify the one that covers your drugs at the least cost, and make sure you sign up at the right time. And you'll learn how to minimize your expenses, use the "right" pharmacies, and troubleshoot any problems with your coverage. Discover how to:
- Decide whether you need Part D
- Understand how Part D works, from costs to coverage
- Choose and enroll in the best plan for you
- Get up and running with Part D
- Handle the coverage gap
- Lower your drug costs
- Join and switch plans
- Comply with long-term-care rules and rights
- Challenge plan decisions
- Avoid scams and hard-sell marketing
Now, more than ever, you need clear, reliable information that helps you understand Part D and make smart, cost-saving healthcare decisions. You need Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage For Dummies.
Patricia Barry is a senior editor at the AARP Bulletin and a recognized expert on the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. During a long career in journalism, she has authored thousands of articles and two guidebooks on healthcare and social policy. Since 1999, she has specialized in writing about Medicare and prescription drugs.