Smart Medication Coverage Is a Combination of Canadian Prescriptions and a Basic Medicare Plan, Says DoctorSolve

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Peace of mind that affordable Canadian drug supply will always be there is enhanced by a low-premium plan that provides coverage in the event of catastrophic illness.

Just days before the official registration for Medicare Plan D began, a national survey showed that only 4 in 10 seniors planned to sign up. Most seniors find it too confusing and are afraid to pick the wrong insurance plan.

Many patients will continue to do what they've always done-buy their meds from Canadian pharmacies. It's affordable and beautifully uncomplicated. “That is still a smart option by far, particularly to fill in the coverage gap,” says Dr. Paul Zickler of DoctorSolve ( Drug prices, on average, are still 43% cheaper than buying in the U.S.”

“For those who are concerned about suddenly falling ill to the point where a drug regimen might run over $7,000 a year, it also makes sense to register for a very basic plan. Rather than using the plan to purchase medications, the plan is a safety net should one's health situation change. For a very reasonable monthly payment, patients can buy a plan that will protect their Part D privileges, and prevent a penalty for delayed enrolment. That low monthly premium is easily covered by savings realized from buying Canadian drugs.”

It's an idea that is echoed by Peter Wyckoff, Executive Director of the Minnesota Senior Federation, a group that has set up links to Canadian pharmacies for 11 states. “Some people may find that paying the full price of imported drugs is still a better deal than buying higher-priced, Medicare-subsidized drugs in the United States. Those people could purchase a low-premium Medicare drug plan in case the situation changes.”

To find the plan that's right for them, Dr. Zickler recommends that patients consider the drug regimen they are currently on and what it is costing them. They should also have a realistic expectation of their health needs in the future.

“Come January 1, insurance companies, pharmacists and doctors will be scrambling to service beneficiaries of a very convoluted program with a vast array of plans. When you think about it, enjoying uninterrupted service and saving 43% on drugs from a Canadian pharmacy sounds pretty good.”

DoctorSolve, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC Q37), offers lower-cost, long-term prescriptions. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, DoctorSolve is ranked as one of the best online pharmacies by DoctorSolve has filled more than 200,000 U.S. prescriptions.

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