Help for the 53% of US Seniors Not Enrolling in Medicare Part D Plan

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The senior advocacy group, Drugs4seniors.org is launching a new program to help lower medication costs for those seniors declining enrollment in Medicare Part D. According to Executive Director, David Troop, “This is so much simpler than getting involved in the Medicare mess. Seniors can immediately find the lowest prices -- usually lower than Medicare Part D prices -- for their prescriptions. Furthermore, there’s no deductible, no monthly fees, no 'doughnut hole,' and no red tape."

The senior advocacy group, Drugs4seniors.org is launching a new program to help lower medication costs for those seniors declining enrollment in Medicare Part D. Using a proprietary search engine software the non-profit enterprise periodically searches over six million pharmaceutical websites and identifies pharmacies offering the lowest prices on the 200 prescription medications most commonly used by seniors. Seniors can then easily compare the prices they are paying at their local drugstore with online and VA (Veterans Affairs) prices.

According to Executive Director, David Troop, “This is so much simpler than getting involved in the Medicare mess. Seniors can immediately find the lowest prices -- usually lower than Medicare Part D prices -- for their prescriptions. Furthermore, there’s no deductible, no monthly fees, and no “doughnut hole.”

To qualify for drugs4seniors.org’s website placement pharmacies must also meet certain standards for quality of product, reliability, and customer service. The pharmacies must be licensed and all medications must be supplied by world-class pharmaceutical manufacturing companies in facilities approved by the regulatory agencies of such countries as the U.S. FDA, U.K. MCA, German PIC, Australian TGA, and the World Health Organization. In addition, they cannot offer controlled substances or narcotics.

Drugs4seniors.org is a nonprofit organization created by seniors to help seniors lower their healthcare costs. In addition to providing information on low-cost prescription drug suppliers and Medicare Part D, the organization is developing a series of healthcare education seminars to be presented at senior centers nationwide in 2006.

See Families, USA Report: Falling Short: Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Offer Meager Savings Press Release | Charts (December 2005)

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