POSTED: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 5:58pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:19am
The Associated Press reports more than three million seniors may have to switch their Medicare prescription plan next year, even if they are perfectly happy with it.
This- thanks to the federal government simplifying their lives.
The policy change could turn into a hassle for seniors who had not intended to switch plans during Medicare's open enrollment season this fall.
The flies in the face of the Obamacare promise that was made during the heated health care debate.
That promise- no changes to your Medicare drug plan.
A new study by a research group says three million seniors will have their current drug plan scrapped, as Medicare cuts down duplicative services in order to give more meaningful choices.
That's what Avalere health says. There will be fewer choices. It's so simple.
Seniors will not lose Medicare, but there could be what is called disruptive changes to their plans.
Medicare officials poo-poo'd the findings.
The research group says they used Medicare guidelines.
As many as 3.7 million Medicare recipients may have to switch plans.
That is about 20% of the 17.5 million enrolled in stand-alone drug plans.
And nothing was supposed to change.