Walmart Drug Plan For Seniors May Not Be Best Deal

Health care experts are saying that a new Medicare drug plan with the lowest upfront cost in the country may not be for everyone.

Medicare's open enrollment season just started, and the plan from insurer Humana and retail giant Walmart is getting attention.

At $14.80, its monthly premium is the lowest of any national plan, about half the average. And Humana and Walmart are advertising savings of more than $450 a year for the typical Medicare recipient.

But if you can't get to a Walmart easily and need costly medications for intractable conditions, it could be a disappointment. You could face copayments as high as 50 percent for drugs purchased at local independent drugstores.


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  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Nov 16, 2010 at 11:53 AM
    Hane: I like your typo. Yes, it indeed does have anything to do with the health-don't-care plan. At least you got it right, even if by accident. Kimo is smarter than you. Just like clothing, one size does NOT fit all. The part that people like you aren't getting is that it was never intended to fit all. The Community Disorganizer doesn't care if it doesn't fit all. When you're a fascist, individual needs don't matter to you. So go figure.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Nov 16, 2010 at 10:48 AM
    "hane", it will be repealed and replaced with something less costly and intrusive. obumacare is going to be toast for the most part. What part of getting your backsides kicked in the midterm election do you not understand? Your false messiah has been exposed as the socialist left wing zealot that he is. He is a lame duck.
  • by hane Location: engelhard on Nov 16, 2010 at 09:55 AM
    kimo this does have anything to do with the healthcare plan stop blaming obama for everything that is crazy when the haelthacre plan start helping you it will be kimocare
  • by Old Man Location: Down East on Nov 16, 2010 at 08:51 AM
    Well well well, What do the non experts say about a less costly medicine. Less costly medicine will not work if it is more difficult to get to a Wal-Mart than let's say any other of the 3,000,000 drug stores in this country.And less costly medicine is not for, whatever the experts call it medicine that they can't get at Wal-Mart but the other 299,000,000 people in the US can get what they need at Wal-Mart. The experts don't need another middle man in the mix that will bring the prices down for the major population group needing medicine. What we don't need is comments from experts. We need that little yellow smiley face with marked down prices.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Nov 16, 2010 at 05:12 AM
    Of course a one size fits all drug plan is not for everyone. Where do you suppose these "nay sayers" were when the one size fits all obamacare rip off was enacted??
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