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Some basic information concerning the new Medicare prescription drug plan
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    Joined: Nov 2005
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Post Date: 11/14/2005 10:57:26 PM
Some basic information concerning the new Medicare prescription drug plan Medicare will continue to be your main heath insurance provider as in doctor visits hospital visits nursing home and things of that nature. Also Medicare will continue to provide mechanical equipment such as diabetic blood glucose meters Medicare will also provide the test strips for those devices. Medicare will continue to supply insulin for diabetics that use an insulin pump they will also continue to supply the infusion sets reservoir's batteries and IV prep pads. However you must use an insulin pump for them to cover your insulin. THEY WILL NOT COVER INSULIN FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ON INSULIN SHOTS, INJECTIONS.

As for the new drug plan they will cover almost every other drug. As you know Medicare didn'tt cover prescription drugs. with the new drug plan you now can get your Prescription for a very low upfront cost usually between $5-$10 dollars .Some plans are even cheaper than that for your prescriptions .Some plans give your prescriptions for free. Go to this web site to find out more.
    Joined: Nov 2005
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Post Date: 11/30/2005 12:50:04 AM
Are you sure about the insulin being noncovered? I found that Humulin L was COVERED by many different plans. Humulin L would NOT be used in a PUMP. It is injected twice a day by the patient.

Additionally, I found this:

Part D Drugs

In general, a Part D drug is available only by prescription, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), used and sold in the United States, and used for a medically-accepted indication. More specifically, Part D drugs include prescription drugs, biological products, insulin, certain vaccines, and certain medical supplies associated with the injection of insulin (syringes, needles, alcohol swabs, and gauze). Certain classes of drugs are excluded from the definition of a Part D drug, including drugs that may be excluded from coverage under Medicaid and drugs that are covered under Medicare Part A or Part B. A "covered Part D drug" is a Part D drug included on a drug plan's formulary.


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