Barbour says the cost of his drugs dropped dramatically when he got on Medicare Part D.
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Medical Part D Recipient: Richard E. Barbour: I have been taking in the Medicare drug program ever since it was created and I noticed one thing is my drug expense drop dramatically in price. I was spending something like $1,400 per six months which gave me near $3,000 a year for drugs. Female Speaker: So it went some $1,400 per six months to -- Richard E. Barbour: Probably that much per year. I am happy that the situation has improved my cost about whatever Medicare pays in Blue Cross Blue Shield. I have Medicare in Blue Cross Blue Shied. The cost of drugs: Most of them are generic for now which helps considerably, but I haven't had to not pay drug, because I couldn't afford it. You will afford it, because you need these drugs. And you can see by the list I had here, these are expensive drugs. The most of them are strong drugs. They must be had -- I had things wrong with me, the needed all of those good heavy medications and therefore I take them, because they are prescribed for me. Changes he would like to see: Well, of course anybody that's under that's onus of prescription drugs would like to have somebody else to paying for them, I am sure, whether it be government or insurance whatever.
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