Major variation in Medicare Rx drug costs
Medicare Prescription Drug Costs
Soon, Congress may vote on whether to require the Medicare system to negotiate lower prices for medicines taken by millions of seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.
That change and others might save some seniors a lot of money on prescription drugs, suggests a new study from the University of Michigan Medical School. It finds tremendous variation in what Medicare enrollees in different states pay for the same medications, even with the lowest-cost Part D plans.
In fact, two people taking the same drugs but living in different states could face costs that differed by thousands of dollars