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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Indigent Prescription Programs (Overview)

Indigent prescription programs aim to help people find medical prescriptions that are free for those who cannot afford them.


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Non-medicare prescription drug coverage better?

Non-medicare prescription drug coverage better?

Medicare: Plans are complicated & depend on your state. Best info. Is at www.Usmedicare.Com. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
4 doctors shared insights

Indigent Prescription Programs (Overview)

Indigent prescription programs aim to help people find medical prescriptions that are free for those who cannot afford them.


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Are non-employer sponsored plans outrageously expensive?

Are non-employer sponsored plans outrageously expensive?

Varies: As you know, there are many plans and they are difficult to compare. Talk to your hr person or an insurance agent in our area that handles a variety of insurers. They can steer you in the right direction based on your age and current health. I would stick with the larger insurers in your area, they usually have the better plans with a larger list of providers in their network. Dr l. ...Read more

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Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Yes: Boredom for seniors can be a risk factor. Plus it's a nice way to make friends. ...Read more

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Non-medicare prescription drug coverage?

Non-medicare prescription drug coverage?

Non medicare rx plan: If you are on medicare there is no drug plan you can buy exept medicare part d.And if you are not on medicare only drug coverage available is if you have a medical insurance plan.No company sells just drug plan insurance. ...Read more

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Can medicare and medicaid deny prescription medicines?

Can medicare and medicaid deny prescription medicines?

Yes: Prescription coverage through medicare is a supplemental plan (part d)- you need to pay extra for it and there is a specific lists of meds they will approve. Medicaide includes a prescription plan and most clients are assigend to a managed care program to help with cost containment. There is also a certain "formulary"- not all drugs are covered. A prior authorization may be needed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there cheap major medical non-employer sponsored group plans available?

Are there cheap major medical non-employer sponsored group plans available?

Probably, be careful: As you know, there are many plans and they are difficult to compare. Talk to your hr person or an insurance agent in our area that handles a variety of insurers. They can steer you in the right direction based on your age and current health. I would stick with the larger insurers in your area, they usually have the better plans with a larger list of providers in their network. Dr l. ...Read more

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I'm currently on medicare. Will obamacare help pay for prescriptions?

Yes. To some extent: Chances are that if you have medicare part d, you already have limited drug benefit. This should continue. ...Read more

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Will insurance or government programs cover long-term care?

See below: State sponsored medicaid will cover the long term care if you apply with specific qualification. Medicare will not covered unless if you are on medicare part a subacute rehabilitation. Private insurance and long term care insurance are covered. Please ask admission coordinator to assist your financial needs. ...Read more

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Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more

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Medicare prescription drug coverage going away?

Not currently: The goal of the right wing is to completly eliminate all entitlements: medicare, social security, all forms of welfare and use the money saved to pay for cuts in the taxes of the wealthy. This includes the drug coverage. As long as a significant percentage of the population believes in this and votes like minded people in office, then that is the future. Is this your goal? ...Read more

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Are generic prescriptions covered under all private health plans?

Some: There are many plans, and some generics are still expensive, so it really depends. Generally it's hard to tell how much it costs until pharmacist rings it up. If it's too much, dont buy it, check with your pharmacist or doctor for other options. ...Read more

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How do prescription drug plans pbms work?

PBMs: Pharmacy benefit manager (pbm) is a third party administrator of prescription drug programs. They process & pay prescription drug claims, develop formulary, contract with pharmacies, & negotiate discounts & rebates with drug manufacturers. ...Read more

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Do they include acupuncture and oriental medicine coverage under mandated health insurance?

Do they include acupuncture and oriental medicine coverage under mandated health insurance?

Not Sure: I'm not sure if non traditional medicine is covered under mandated health insurance, that has yet to be determined. ...Read more

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Will insurance-provided wellness programs still exist under obamacare?

Will insurance-provided wellness programs still exist under obamacare?

Yes: The type of plan and level coverage that an insurance company sells through the Obamacare health insurance marketplaces should be the same quality plan as the company sells to people outside of the marketplace program. California's marketplace will sell several levels of coverage. Preventive care services (wellness programs) are in the plans offered to people inside and outside the marketplaces. ...Read more

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Do you think insurance companies pay for smoking cessation programs?

Do you think insurance companies pay for smoking cessation programs?

Some do.: The best way to find out is to ask. Many insurance companies cover nicotine replacement patches and wellbutrin (bupropion) (an oral medication). Chantix (another pill) is not usually covered. 1-800-quit now is a free, personalized telephone support hotline for smoking cessation. And there is www.Quitnet.Com, which is also a good free resource. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do you accept united healthcare medicaid insurance?

Do you accept united healthcare medicaid insurance?

Don't know: please contact support at healthtap.com , i am jus the doctor answering questions/giving medicine. ...Read more

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Why do people opt for non-employer sponsored plans? Aren't they covered at work?

Why do people opt for non-employer sponsored plans? Aren't they covered at work?

Some more suitable: Heathcare is expensive and a company providing health coverage its for employees must spend huge dollars. Because of cost, benefits maybe limitted and so some employees may opt for another medical plan else where to meet their medical needs. Or, his/her spouse working elsewhere has a better plan. Talk to your human resource office to find out what is provided vs what you need. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Prescription Programs (Definition)

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