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What are the types of Medicare prescription drug coverage?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

The types of Medicare prescription drug coverage include Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D) and Medicare advantage plans. Prescription drug plans add drug coverage to original Medicare and private fee for service plans. Medicare advantage plans are sold by private companies and certain ones include coverage for prescription drugs.

The plans vary in cost and coverage, so do some research and try to find one that best meets your needs.

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