Steve, I didn't know there was generic Nexium. I get samples from my Internist. I got Mirapex .5 mg from a PWP friend who no longer takes it.
The only other RX I have that is not in generic form is Effexor...$295 a month...I have to see a Psychiatrist monthly to get samples of this medication.
Yes, our lovely federal government voted to provide this wonderful RX benefit for us. And my fav are the commercials, that will start up again soon, since the annual re-enrollment will begin in October, stating that some high percentage of seniors (forget disabled who take meds) are HAPPY with the plan.
Oh and I got my monthly summary report from AARP RX plan today. And I am not pointing fingers at AARP, since they only communicate the plan to us...I only have $2,716.91 to pay out "before you reach Catastrophic Coverage." This is how much of the $3,850 donut hole I haven't satisfied yet.
What a mess. I suppose it could be worse, I could have no RX coverage of any kind.
Open Enrollment...and ANNUAL event...don't miss it for 2008...regardless of the date in 2007 you may have enrolled...2008 is a NEW plan year for Medicare RX Part D.
In 2006 I had coverage, as most beneficiaries did, that paid for brand and generic during the donut-hole period. For 2007, ALL plans, except the really expensive ones, discontinued coverage of brands during the donut-hole...thanks a bunch for the teaser in 2006.
Open Enrollment reminder thread from 2006...same dates, new year: http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/sh...edicare+Part-D
So Steve, now that you have been through the agony of choosing a plan for 2007, you get to go through the choices again for 2008. I will probably just stay with AARP, usually have a good plan for most issues that require insurance.
YIPPEE...THERE IS SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT BEING OVER 50 YEARS OF AGE!! AARP has a Medicare RX Plan.