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New Medicare $35 Insulin Benefit Will Cut Costs for Millions

Beneficiaries have all of 2023 to switch plans for a lower price on that diabetes treatment

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New Insulin Benefit

Medicare’s $35 Insulin Copay Deal Could Be Tricky to Get

Glitch on the program’s website means consumers likely will need help picking best Part D plan

What You Need to Know About Insulin

More than 7 million Americans rely on the medication to treat diabetes

Medicare Enrollees Could Save $500 a Year on Insulin

New HHS report shows average savings by state thanks to new $35 price cap

Rx Bill Basics

How New Medicare Law Affects Your Health

Answers to questions about how the new law affects insulin, vaccines, other Rx prices and more

Big Changes Coming to Medicare Part D Plans

New law limits out-of-pocket drug costs, caps insulin copays, makes vaccines free

Sept. 1 Is Date for Medicare Drug Price Negotiations

Federal officials outline how and when they’ll decide which medications will go first

New Law Makes More People Eligible for Part D Assistance

Annual income threshold increased for Medicare’s Extra Help program

Drugmakers Face Penalties for Price Hikes Above Inflation 

New law requires companies to provide rebates to Medicare for excessive increases

ACA Premium Subsidies Extended Through 2025

Law’s provisions will help millions of Americans afford health coverage

Fighting For You

Prescription Drug Win Caps AARP’s Fight for Lower Prices

The power of tens of millions of 50-plus adults led to a historic victory

Volunteers Made a Difference in Historic Medicare Vote

Volunteers nationwide asked lawmakers to offer relief from prescription drug prices

How States Helped Lower Prescription Drug Costs

The sweeping federal bill aimed at cutting drug costs follows years of action at the state level

Prescription Drug Pricing

​What if Milk Prices Rose as Fast as Prescription Drugs?

​Basic staples would be out of reach for many if prices went up at the same rate as popular medications

Medicare Spending on Drugs Outpaces Development Costs

AARP research shows pharmaceutical companies more than recoup their R&D costs

10 Prescription Drugs That Cost Medicare the Most

AARP research finds brand-name manufacturers still increasing prices