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November 25, 2019

Glitch in Medicare drug plan finder could cost consumers

  • Critics say the new tool can create confusion by obscuring out-of-pocket costs that seniors should factor into their decisions.
  • By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Associated Press

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    Serving some 60 million Medicare recipients, the plan finder is the most commonly used tool on Medicare.gov.

    WASHINGTON — A glitch in Medicare's revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts.


     
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