On January 1, 2012
I will become eligible for Medicare, which includes choosing a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
[I have been waiting 2 years, to become eligible for Medicare]
Now that I have the opportunity to finally have some type of Medical coverage, so that I can somewhat afford to go see a regular doctor (other than my MS Neurologist), I find out some "interesting news".
The medications I currently take for MS (including Rebif, Ampyra, etc.), are NOT covered on any Medicare Prescription Drug Plan?
Between Rebif and Ampyra, the out of pocket costs for a year of medicines in over $52,000
[The moneys my wife & I receive from Social Security Disability is only about $24,000, in a year]
Are any of you, in this position, and if so, what are you doing about it?
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