Canada Pharmacy – Helping Patients Make a Better Informed Decision on Medicare

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As the Medicare program sign up begins seniors continued to be overwhelmed with information and are attempting to dig through the huge volume of information in order to make an informed decision on a very complex program.

As the Medicare program sign up begins seniors continued to be overwhelmed with information and are attempting to dig through the huge volume of information in order to make an informed decision on a very complex program.

The Medicare & You handbook designed to guide seniors through the process has omitted some of the key information seniors need to know before they locked themselves into the program. For majority there will be very little cost savings. The Medicare & You handbook omits a number of key points such as which drugs are “excluded” from the program, as well as informing seniors that there is a “coverage gap” of $2,850 that will directly effect their decision to join. The poorly thought out program is forcing seniors to make decisions without providing all of the information.

'PROFUSION OF CONFUSION' - "It's a profusion of confusion," said Ron Pollack, executive director of the Families USA advocacy group. For instance, in the Washington, D.C. area, monthly premiums can be as low as $6.44 and as high as $68.91, while deductibles can run from zero to $250, Families USA found. That very range of choices can be formidable, some critics say. In some parts of the country, seniors have to compare more than 100 plans to figure out which ones cover their specific drugs, at pharmacies they have access to, at prices they can afford.

"These plans are so complicated and the options so varied that Albert Einstein couldn't understand them," New York Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer told reporters.

"What I'm hearing back home is 'My gosh, it's so confusing,"' acknowledged South Dakota Republican Sen. John Thune, who said even his own father, almost 86, found the choices daunting.

Mark Catroppa, from Canada Pharmacy says; “Many of our patients are choosing to continue to order their medications from us once they calculate the monthly premiums, deductibles and understand the coverage gap, it financially works to their benefit”. As well, using Canada Pharmacy there are “no surprises”, no contracts and they have full access to any quality medication to choose from; no restrictions on the brand or generic they wish to order.

To help our patients with their decision, we have an easy to use online Medicare Assessment Calculator that will instantly tell them whether or not the Medicare program makes financial sense for them. They can visit our website at http://www.canadapharmacy.com or call our 24 hour call centre at 1-800-891-0844 and one of our Patient Care Specialist can assist them.

Canada Pharmacy is the #1 Ranked Canadian Online Pharmacy with over 500,000 patients across the United States. Is a member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association. Quality prescription medications dispensed by our Licensed Pharmacists that includes our Low Price Guarantee.

For more information call, 1-800-891-0844 or visit http://www.canadapharmacy.com

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Paulette Parry

Canada Pharmacy

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