One-size-fits-all methods to save costs don’t exist for older adults seeking Medicare, according to AssociationHealthPlans.com president Kev Coleman. But there are some general rules that can keep out-of-pocket payments low.
“The first rule is to use your health plan’s in-network healthcare providers except in instances where there is a compelling medical reason to go out-of-network,” he told MedicareGuide. “A similar recommendation is to use drugs that are on the health plan’s formulary (i.e. the list of covered prescription drugs). However, it is always worthwhile to compare prices on a website such as GoodRx to see if your medication can be purchased for a price lower than your health plan’s copayment.”
Georgia’s health care isn’t just poor for older adults. A WalletHub ranking released this spring also showed that it came in last in kids’ health and access to health care.
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