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'My Medicine Is Just Too Expensive. I Simply Can’t Afford It.'

One cancer patient urges Congress to do the right thing for Americans like her

Tell Congress: Stand up
to Big PhRMA

Big PhRMA isn't giving up on their effort to raise your prescription drug costs by reopening the Medicare Part D donut hole — and so we need to keep up the pressure on Congress to say NO.

News & Analysis


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PhRMA Lobbies to Kill Donut Hole Agreement

AARP and older Americans oppose efforts to increase drug costs for seniors


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Health Care Was Key to Many House Victories

Older Americans cast 56 percent of votes in record-turnout contests


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Retail Prices of Brand-Name Drugs Skyrocket

AARP analysis reveals costs of medicines increased at four times inflation rate



A Deal Is a Deal: Keep the Donut Hole Pact

Congress must protect seniors, not drug company profits


Seniors Pay Into Medicare Their Whole Lives

It would be shameful to raise their costs when so many are struggling

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Drugmakers Should Pay a Higher Share of Costs

That’s the belief of a majority of voters over 50, according to a new AARP poll

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7 Ways Medicare Will Improve in 2019

Expanded telemedicine, no therapy caps, home health assistance and more

More on Medicare

Medicare Made Easy: Open Enrollment October 15 to December 7, 2018. Medical imagery in the background.

Your Guide to Open Enrollment

You have until Dec. 7 to adjust your Medicare coverage for next year

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What Does Medicare Cost?

Out-of-pocket expenses can add up, so it pays to shop around each year

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What Does Part D cover?

Choosing a prescription drug plan can be complicated, as the program has many twists

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Medicare vs. Your Insurance

Whether you need to sign up during open enrollment depends on your current coverage

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Beware of Medicare Scammers

Five tips to help you avoid being taken advantage of as you shop for medical coverage

Cover the gap

Covering the Gaps

Medigap helps pick up costs not covered by original Medicare