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From Glen Rose, Texas, USA:

My husband has type 2 diabetes. Will Medicare pay for his pills?


Generally, Medicare will not pay for any medications. Sometimes when you are in a managed Medicare program [usually what is called an HMO], the medications are covered. So, you will need to check on your plan.


[Editor's comment: Although Medicare doesn't usually pay for pills, they will cover the costs of a limited number of blood sugar test strips, and flu shots. WWQ]

Original posting 6 Jan 2002
Posted to Insurance/Costs


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