You wrote: The company continues to cover the medications so I don't have to worry about Part D.Make sure that the Drug coverage you are getting is considered by Medicare to be equal to or better than Medicare Part D. The key word here is "Creditable" -- if in the eyes of Medicare your coverage is not, you will face a premium penalty of 1% per month -- and this penalty will last until you die.You also wroteI continue to wonder why BC/BS is so expensive when it appears that Medicare A & B cover mosts fees. To be candid insuring Medicare elgible people costs a lot of money. Older people have body parts that just wear out. Also some people insist on treatments that will do no good. I have a friend who had a stroke in 1998. Medicare pays thousands of dollars on physical and speech therapy. She says, she is entitled. Bottom line is very simple -- there is no free lunch. Either people will have to start recieving less care or people will have to pay more money. Medical costs do not go down. I doubt many people with colon cancer want to save Medicare the $20,000 for drugs that on average give an additional few months of life.GordonAtlanta
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