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Medicare ensures that senior citizens have basic health care insurance. Many choose to supplement that with an additional plan. Part D covers prescription drug costs, but with so many different possible plans to choose from, it can be daunting. Get help with the Medicare maze in time to sign up for Part D for next year.
Guest: Gina Upchurch, RPh, MPH, is the founding Director of Senior PharmAssist, which promotes healthier living for Durham seniors by helping them obtain and better manage needed medications and by providing health education, community referral, and advocacy. Gina holds adjunct appointments in the School of Pharmacy and the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2008, Gina received the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund’s Power of Prevention Award for Advocacy in Public Policy and in 2009 she received the Jim Long Outstanding SHIIP Service Award and the AARP North Carolina Advocacy Award. The website is www.seniorpharmassist.org.
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