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I do not know where is your residence. Here in New York the prices co-payment , medications and even doctors fee are much different. Over the counter medications? Are you receiving medicaid? if so will explain.


Illinois. No Medicaid.  By "over the counter medications" I mean stuff sold over the counter in drug stores, e.g., vitamins.  A lot of insurance companies are doing this.  See http://www.otchs.com/ .

 

I am also getting this:

 

https://www.silversneakers.com/

 

 

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I do not know where is your residence. Here in New York the prices co-payment , medications and even doctors fee are much different. Over the counter medications? Are you receiving medicaid? if so will explain.

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I've had either a Medicare Advantage Plan or a D plan for 6 years (I am 71 years old). Every year I select a new plan by going to the government site, https://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/home.aspx and typing in my drugs. Last October, for the first time ever, plans with a 4 star reviewer ratings came up. I selected Aetna Value PPO. It has zero premiums. The copay is zero on almost all of my drugs. I can use local YMCA exercise facilities for free. I get $25/month of over the counter drugs for free. My cost for out of network doctors is 35%.. My doctor copay is $5. No deductibles. And, since I enrolled, the terms seem to have changed for the better. A plausible explanation for my improved insurance is that insurance companies are corporations that benefit from the recent reduction of corporate taxes from 35% to 20%. These companies can choose to pass on their savings to customers. That's trickle down theory in action.

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