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Doctor Venmkan Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 09:48 AM
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27. That just makes me sick to my stomach...
...as a guy who works in a pharmacy, you'd think there'd be something the pharmacy could do to help him out until he could afford the meds! :(

I *think* there are some plans without the donut hole, but you have to pay more in premiums and copays too. Hmm.

To the poster who's dad is paying $33 a month, is that the cheapest plan available in his area? Humana basic here is only $13 a month, it's what we suggest to people like him who don't need the coverage NOW, but don't want the stupid penalty for not joining a plan...
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  -KR: Millions face a `doughnut hole' lapse in Medicare coverage Pirate Smile  May-19-06 10:57 PM   #0 
  - That "doughnut hole" is Sooooo Stupid!  Up2Late   May-19-06 11:02 PM   #1 
  - The most stupid thing about this for diabetics is that almost  jwirr   May-20-06 10:23 PM   #48 
  - This is one reason I refused to sign up. The first, and biggest  alfredo   May-19-06 11:04 PM   #2 
  - I hadn't thought much about signing up  Pastiche423   May-19-06 11:51 PM   #11 
  - I've signed up for Humana prescription coverage,  FlaGranny   May-20-06 08:36 AM   #25 
     - I stayed with my union healthplan even after I was put out  alfredo   May-20-06 10:16 AM   #29 
  - same here- i refuse to sign up for this plan that does me no good.  QuestionAll   May-20-06 08:39 PM   #46 
  - This is such a DISASTER!  Pirate Smile   May-19-06 11:07 PM   #3 
  - It's a Catch 22. If he works too much to afford the meds he could loose  WePurrsevere   May-19-06 11:26 PM   #7 
  - Unfortunately they can do what people did 100 years ago  saigon68   May-20-06 05:43 AM   #20 
  - IRWE  Traveling_Home   May-20-06 01:20 PM   #34 
  - If his income  jbnow   May-19-06 11:47 PM   #10 
  - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA  Skittles   May-20-06 09:16 AM   #26 
  - That just makes me sick to my stomach...  Doctor Venmkan   May-20-06 09:48 AM   #27 
  - donut hole is written by feds into all medicare D plans, as I understand  bobbieinok   May-20-06 07:48 PM   #44 
  - He should qualify for the low income tiers  Traveling_Home   May-20-06 01:16 PM   #33 
  - I have a serious question about this donught hole thing.  napi21   May-19-06 11:08 PM   #4 
  - A couple of things...  Sgent   May-19-06 11:55 PM   #12 
     - Must disagree  jbnow   May-20-06 07:26 AM   #22 
        - Absolutely! I was on Medicaid until the state decided that  jwirr   May-20-06 10:43 PM   #49 
           - You're so right  jbnow   May-21-06 01:45 AM   #53 
  - I am a senior who has excellent coverage and pity those who  GrumpyGreg   May-19-06 11:10 PM   #5 
  - My mother-in-law lost her excellent coverage when her company  pnwmom   May-20-06 09:35 PM   #47 
     - I'm lucky so far. I don't trust any large corporation anymore.  GrumpyGreg   May-20-06 11:07 PM   #50 
  - My stepfather takes no -zilch-nada drugs  Erika   May-19-06 11:20 PM   #6 
  - My husband & I are disabled & don't take any prescription drugs either.  WePurrsevere   May-19-06 11:36 PM   #8 
  - In 5 years, this country will be a cesspool.  Erika   May-19-06 11:45 PM   #9 
  - five years?  adriennui   May-20-06 06:51 AM   #21 
  - I'm on SSD too  jbnow   May-20-06 12:00 AM   #13 
     - I have MS as well (Dx'd in '89). Fear is exactly what they planned on, -->  WePurrsevere   May-20-06 05:40 AM   #19 
  - heck, my meds cost $18 per month  grasswire   May-20-06 01:45 AM   #18 
  - The Medicare Prescription Drug Lord Benefit will TRIPLE my  newswolf56   May-20-06 06:19 PM   #43 
  - I signed up on the 14th.  Humor_In_Cuneiform   May-20-06 12:08 AM   #14 
  - The Republican dream of turning the US into a Dickensian London  brentspeak   May-20-06 12:39 AM   #15 
  - That ugly looking CEO of ExxonMobil.....have you ever  femrap   May-20-06 06:14 PM   #42 
  - Karma this is  lovuian   May-20-06 01:04 AM   #16 
  - there simply is no greater ugliness  emald   May-20-06 01:37 AM   #17 
  - I all defies logic and so 'evil' may be the best perspective.  niallmac   May-20-06 10:13 AM   #28 
  - re; Sundays--  elehhhhna   May-20-06 02:11 PM   #38 
     - Yeah we have that here to.  niallmac   May-20-06 11:25 PM   #51 
  - Well.... there IS water privitization....  PassingFair   May-21-06 02:21 PM   #55 
  - When you're in the "hole", NOTHING can help you pay the bills!  Joe Bacon   May-20-06 07:37 AM   #23 
  - Yet another of Bush's "screw the poor" programs that needs  truth2power   May-20-06 08:11 AM   #24 
  - they don't mention anything about the $5100 threshold  leQ   May-20-06 10:20 AM   #30 
  - Lucky you didn't die waiting!!  sandnsea   May-20-06 11:42 AM   #32 
     - I think that's what the program is designed to do...  davekriss   May-20-06 02:20 PM   #39 
  - doughnut hole  kineneb   May-20-06 11:09 AM   #31 
  - And this is just why many want to roll this Rx coverege into Medicare.  reprobate   May-20-06 01:26 PM   #35 
  - "Don't you all realize that this plan is designed to make people  hedgehog   May-20-06 01:32 PM   #36 
  - Remember those big smiles behind 'W' when he signed this stupid thing?  young_at_heart   May-20-06 01:37 PM   #37 
  - Well, so, let them eat doughnuts! - George "Antoinette" Bush  kestrel91316   May-20-06 04:40 PM   #40 
  - The Medicare Prescription Drug Lord Benefit is the proper name...  newswolf56   May-20-06 05:48 PM   #41 
  - is this correct??  bobbieinok   May-20-06 08:04 PM   #45 
  - No, wrong; the numbers in the KR article are correct. If you were...  newswolf56   May-22-06 01:25 AM   #56 
  - Medical  silvertip   May-20-06 11:32 PM   #52 
  - Hopefully most elderly (as well as other) Americans will use Supplements  zann725   May-21-06 12:55 PM   #54 
 

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