Medicare Prescription Drugs

A Medicare prescription drug plan (PDP) may help lower your prescription drug expenses and protect against higher costs in the future.

However, you can't get prescription drug coverage through Original Medicare. Stand-alone prescription drug plans are only offered by private companies that have a contract with Medicare to administer them. Each plan provides coverage for a specific Drug List, called a formulary. Choose your plan carefully to make sure that it covers the medicine you take regularly.