Premium increases: The Medicare benefit open enrollment period from November 15

Premium increases: The Medicare benefit open enrollment period from November 15, health advocates warn that the beneficiaries with premium increases and forms are not able medication that you might need, they are confronted, after reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Chronicle that about 75 percent nationwide nationwide see if if they keep their current drug plan. Following Tricia Neuman, a Kaiser Family Foundation vice president and director of the Foundation Medicare Policy Project ‘It may the same old thing the same old thing and not its value changes . But in fact, be change the plans and consumers can is better ,, J. Addition, could million beneficiaries of low income disabilities who disabilities who are dually for Medicare and Medicaid new drug new drug plans in 2008 that ‘may or may not on their drugs, ‘the Chronicle reports (Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, Reprinted with permission from you to the entire Kaiser Daily Health Policy view Report search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report is for Kaiser network. A free service of the Henry J. Released Kaiser Family foundatio 2005 Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.

Daily Health Policy Report highlights recent developments in Medicare Rx BenefitSeveral newspapers recently about the developments related to the Medicare prescription drug benefit reported. Summaries appear below. Benefit the humble income – : speaker on Monday at a Capitol Hill Forum, organized by the Alliance for Health Reform sponsored discussed problems with enrollment and access to medicines for low-income Medicare beneficiaries Drug Plan and persons with disabilities, CQ HealthBeat reports. According to Stuart Guterman, director of the Commonwealth Fund ‘s Program on Medicare ‘s future, 48 percent of people with incomes up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level are not aware that they are entitled to the low income groups , and a disproportionate number of them are black or Hispanic or at the lowest end of the wage scale. Laura Summer, a researcher at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, said two million low-income beneficiaries automatically to a new plan in 2008, could not medication medications, they eat are switched, adding that the beneficiaries might have to forgo needed medicines under while. Working through the appeal process policy director policy director John Rother for changes in the way Medicare premium benchmarks calculated so that low-income beneficiaries are in the same plans from year to year yet called. He also urged lawmakers asset test changes in Medicare legislation, as are later this year .

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