Concerns Raised Over Higher Deductibles And Copays For Seniors

drugs pharmacyConcerns are being raised over higher deductibles and copays for senior citizens enrolled in a subsidized prescription drug program under Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed budget. The Health and Senior Services Department budget was reviewed by the Assembly Budget Committee on Monday. Democrats on the panel say senior citizens cannot afford to have their deductible raised by $310. They say some seniors will forgo medications if copays for brand-name drugs more than double to $15, from $7. Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh says the Christie administration is preserving seniors’ access to discount medications despite the tough economy. APP/AP

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  1. I opted to pay for my own medications. I don’t pay for a prescription drug plan or co-pays. I take advantage of the $10.00 / 90 day prescriptions available through Wal-Mart, Target and Refuah. The balance is ordered online from Canada, where generics are available for almost all drugs. Also, if your Rx is for 50mg tablets, order 100mg and split them. I have been doing this for about 1 1/2 years now and all tests done at my internist and cardiologist show that what I am doing is effective.

  2. Reply to hello:

    Perhaps The Lakewood Scoop will give you my Email address so that I can share my experience with you (I give them permission to do so).

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