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  •  this is what we are up against (2+ / 0-)
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    ladybug53, Neon Mama

    courtesy of Physicians for a National Health Program:


    a bit dated, but I'm sure things haven't changed all that much (notice our friend Max Baucus in this gang of conspirators)

    •  I'd like to have a "Wanted" poster with this (3+ / 0-)
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      ladybug53, Alexandra Lynch, tegrat

      photo to give to the people at the pharmacy who are getting the bad news about falling into the "donut hole."  Most of them seem to have no idea what has happened to them when their prescription costs suddenly skyrocket.  I feel for the pharmacy staff who have to constantly be explaining Medicare Part D rules, only to be met by confused and fearful faces.  But most of all I feel sorry for the people who walk away without their meds because they don't have enough money.  I would like to be able to tell them they are the victim of a crime, but can't think of anything to say that would actually be immediately helpful to them.  

      "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden

      by CKendall on Tue Dec 30, 2008 at 01:04:06 PM PST

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      •  IMHO, it seems like Part D (0+ / 0-)

        has a "due process" problem when people find that they are in the donut hole without sufficient warning.

        •  There is sort of a "due process." (0+ / 0-)

          At least there is for my parents' Part D plan.  But the Part D status information is always a month behind actual expenditures and it's only one of MANY pieces of insurace/medical-related paperwork that comes in the mail on an almost daily basis.  I can see how people lose track of or can't keep up with all of it.  Or never understood the Part D rules in the first place and that they needed to be aware of the "donut hole."

          Whenever I've explained all this stuff to my parents, they look at me like I'm speaking a language from another planet.  

          "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden

          by CKendall on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 10:44:57 PM PST

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