But, no matter what happens in the courts, she said, people who have Part D and low incomes can apply for the Medicare Extra Help program, which subsidizes medications and eliminates the coverage gap. For those whose incomes are too high for the extra help program, Sohmer Dalin said it's "important to know what drugs you're taking and to talk to your health care provider to find the best drug regimen that works and is affordable for you."
To find out where to get help paying for prescription drugs, or to see if you qualify for the Medicare Extra Help program, visit the National Council on Aging. This service is free.
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