Retirement

Politics and prescription drugs for Maryland government retirees

Politics and prescription drugs for Maryland government retirees

We can understand why Maryland state government retirees were upset by a letter from the Hogan administration informing them that they would no longer be eligible for the state’s prescription drug plan as of Jan. 1 and would have to enroll in Medicare Part D instead. Finding the right plan for whatever combination of drugs an individual needs is daunting, and information about coverage and costs for next year isn’t yet available. At the very least, it appears that retirees will have to pay a deductible of up to $405 that they don’t owe now, and in some cases, the cost of drug coverage could grow by much more than that.

Throwing politics into the mix,...

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