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Seniors get assistance with Medicare Part D plans

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Prescription drugs aren't cheap.

During these tough economic times, it's especially hard for some folks to pay for their medicine.

At a workshop in Valdosta Thursday, seniors wrote down prescriptions they're taking and met with health care professionals to find the Medicare Part D plan that's right for them.

Shirley Cantrell is a dialysis patient who went on disability last year.

Money got tight and she needed help.

She says her new prescription plan will save her a couple thousand dollars.

"A lot of this stuff you could read about but if you didn't understand what they're talking about, it didn't help in selecting a program, and they actually looked at the medications I was taking and found the program that was right for me," said Shirley Cantrell.

The open enrollment period for Medicare Part D ends December 31st.

Congressman Jack Kingston's staff members and a group called Georgia Cares were there to assist seniors Thursday.

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