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How can I get a Medicare Part D drug plan?

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To get a Medicare prescription drug plan, you must already have Medicare Part A and Part B. You will pay for Part D in addition to what you pay for Parts A and B. If you have trouble with the cost, you may be able to get financial aid.

From: How to Choose a Medicare Part D Drug Plan WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medicare.gov: "More savings in the drug coverage gap coming through 2020.”

News release, CMS.gov.

Medicare.gov: ''Medicare & You 2013," "Extra Help with your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.”

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: "Annual Release of Part D National Average Bid Amount and other Part C & D Bid Related Information." 

Kaiser Family Foundation.                

HealthCare.gov.

Center for Economic and Policy Research. 

Center for Medicare Advocacy.

Medicare Rights Center.

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 30, 2017

SOURCES:

Medicare.gov: "More savings in the drug coverage gap coming through 2020.”

News release, CMS.gov.

Medicare.gov: ''Medicare & You 2013," "Extra Help with your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.”

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: "Annual Release of Part D National Average Bid Amount and other Part C & D Bid Related Information." 

Kaiser Family Foundation.                

HealthCare.gov.

Center for Economic and Policy Research. 

Center for Medicare Advocacy.

Medicare Rights Center.

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 30, 2017

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