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While next year’s presidential election is garnering more and more attention, it’s important to remember that here in Marion County, there’s a critical election coming this year.
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While next year’s presidential election is garnering more and more attention, it’s important to remember that in Fort Wayne and in communities across the state, there’s a critical election coming this year.
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Prescription drug prices are skyrocketing. Medicare spent an extra $110 billion in recent years because drug prices increased faster than inflation. That money could have bought lots of gas and groceries.
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AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins says the 1.6 percent adjustment is modest, but will help beneficiaries and their families in their attempt to keep up with rising prices.
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Medicare Open Enrollment season is here, which means it is also Medicare fraud season. Between now and December 7th seniors across the country will be shopping for the best deal for their health care dollar. Unfortunately some of the deals they will be offered won’t be deals at all.
Rx Drug Prices are Skyrocketing
It’s well known that prescription drug prices are skyrocketing in America. Price increases for brand-name drugs have far exceeded the rate of inflation since at least 2006, according to AARP’s Rx Price Watch report.
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The governor made her announcement at the day-long AARP Michigan Age-Friendly State and Communities Conference in Lansing. The event also included expert panels and speakers, including mayors and lawmakers.
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It’s well known that prescription drug prices are skyrocketing in America. Price increases for brand name drugs have far exceeded the rate of inflation since at least 2006, according to AARP’s Rx Price Watch report. And the average annual cost for just one brand name drug taken on a chronic basis was about $6,800 in 2017, almost $1,000 more than in 2015. However, it’s not just patients paying for greedy Big Pharma practices that help keep drug prices high— it’s also taxpayers.
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It’s well known that prescription drug prices are skyrocketing in America. Price increases for brand name drugs have far exceeded the rate of inflation since at least 2006, according to AARP’s Rx Price Watch report. And the average annual cost for just one brand name drug taken on a chronic basis was about $6,800 in 2017, almost $1,000 more than in 2015. However, it’s not just patients paying for greedy Big Pharma practices that help keep drug prices high— it’s also taxpayers.
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Prescription drug prices are skyrocketing. Medicare spent an extra $110 billion in recent years because drug prices increased faster than inflation. That money could have bought lots of gas and groceries.
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