Monday, October 4, 2010

Humana and Walmart pair up for Medicare Part D Plan looks at the new plan Humana and Walmart have put together for Medicare Part D for 2010. Through working together, the two have come up with a low monthly premium, which is $14.80. This is the lowest in the nation.

According to William Fleming, PharmD, vice president of Humana Pharmacy Solutions,
"One of the primary goals of health care reform is to make health coverage more affordable -- and that's what we're doing with the introduction of this low-cost Medicare Part D plan. People are more likely to take the medications prescribed for them when they can afford those medications. And adhering to prescription-drug regimens can enable people to be healthier and prevent future illness. We know every dollar counts, especially when you live on a fixed income. We believe no one should have to choose between buying their groceries or their medications," said John Agwunobi, MD, president of Walmart's Health and Wellness division. "Financial health is a fundamental part of a person's well-being...[W]e are committed to doing everything we can to ensure seniors have access to the medications they need at a price they can afford."

Is it likely that many Americans will take note of this plan? Will the price bring them in to change their Medicare Part D plans in 2011?

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