Sunday, July 03, 2005

Medicare may cut appeal of I-SaveRX

From the Springfield (Ill.) State Journal Register:
The Medicare prescription-drug benefit set to begin Jan. 1 will not cover medications purchased from Canada or other countries, potentially discouraging customers from Gov. Rod Blagojevich's struggling I-SaveRx program.
Costs of drugs purchased from other countries also cannot be used toward calculating a Medicare enrollee's out-of-pocket expenses.

"The significant cost implications of seniors losing their Medicare Part D benefits should be seriously considered," said Mike Patton of the Illinois Pharmacists Association. ...more

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