Why I hate Medicare Part D

I have written in the past about why I hate Medicare Part D. It is kind of a rip-off for seniors – especially those who take only generics.

Yesterday I talked with a man who is paying over $50 per month for his Part D plan – yet his only prescription is Celecoxib, the generic for Celebrex.

Today I went to the Medicare.gov Plan Finder and put in Celecobix.

Here is an example of why I hate Medicare Part D:

Express Scripts says the full retail price of Celecoxib $4,21.

AARP MedicareRx Preferred says the full price is $41.13. How can that be?

And if you don’t use an “in-network” pharmacy, the price of Celecoxib is $175 !!!

Last year at this time, I was ranting again about Part D being a rigged system. I see that Celecoxib came up then as well. http://medicareblog.org/medicare-part-d-is-rigged-system/

There are over 20 Part D plans available in Arizona in 2018. They range in price from $12 to $100.

Most Part D plans now have a $405 deductible. But that deductible does not apply to generics on some some Part D plans.  But on other plans – like the $12 plan, the deductible DOES APPLY TO GENERICS.

How is an 80-year old supposed to deal with this?

This is why I hate Medicare Part D.

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