Senior Citizens Respond to Confusion Over Discount Prescription Cards - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/10/04

Senior Citizens Respond to Confusion Over Discount Prescription Cards

Congressman Randy Neugebauer held a town hall meeting on Monday to clear the confusion for seniors interested in the new discount prescription cards that will be available in June. The good news is most Medicare beneficiaries are eligible and the cards will save seniors 10-25 % on their medications.

The only drawback for some is taking the time to look through all your options because 43 different companies are offering discount cards. So, the bottom line is you need to find which company is offering the best deal on the drugs that you buy. Here's what a few of the seniors decided Monday after learning more about the discount drug card.

"I think it's real good. Because you see people around here that can't afford benefits at the price they have to pay, and they need a relief of some kind," says Harry Burg.

"I think the thing is complex, complicated, more than it needs to be," says Paul Burks.

"I encourage every senior to investigate it. Satisfy themselves, then for crying out loud participate. Because it is an opportunity," says Margie Franklin.

There will be a series of workshops for seniors to get their questions answered personally about the new discount cards.

  • Here in Lubbock you can learn more on May 25th and June 15th at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.
  • In Brownfield on May 26th at the Brownfield Senior Citizen Center.
  • In Levelland on May 27th at the Hockley County Senior Citizen Center.
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