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All St. Croix pharmacies are unable to accept Medicare

mickeyg
June 17, 2017 09:38AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 35

When I was at the pharmacy yesterday there was a note posted stating that NO pharmacy on island is able to accept Medicare.

Does anyone know why?

Re: All St. Croix pharmacies are unable to accept Medicare

rosesisland
June 17, 2017 11:55AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 645

Oh, my goodness! Not currently on any prescription meds, but, seriously, when I need them, I want my Medicare Part D to work for me as I pay for it!

Re: All St. Croix pharmacies are unable to accept Medicare

janeinstx
June 18, 2017 05:16AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 639

Which pharmacy? Assuming you mean Part D drug coverage there are about 500 different plans. None of them cover all drugs.

Re: All St. Croix pharmacies are unable to accept Medicare

speee1dy
June 18, 2017 07:46AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

is this new? last i heard Mt Welcome does cover it

Re: All St. Croix pharmacies are unable to accept Medicare

rosesisland
June 18, 2017 09:01AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 645

Sorry, I just can't help myself.

Did any of the above read the first post or just the title and then commented?

It was yesterday she said which is now day before yesterday. That kinda covers the question "is this new?"

No, poster did not mention a certain drug. And, yes, Medicare at a pharmacy is also known as MEDICARE PART D. The 500 plans makes no difference if sign said, "NO PHARMACIES IN THE VI ACCEPT MEDICARE."

Now I have no idea if poster is being truthful or not as I've seen no verification of this, but, I also have no reason to doubt the post either.

Re: All St. Croix pharmacies are unable to accept Medicare

singlefin
June 18, 2017 09:13AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 645

Better question,
Why didn't "mickyg" just ask the pharmacist why the note was hung up in his place of business, instead of putting everyone into a panic and asking his question here???

Re: All St. Croix pharmacies are unable to accept Medicare

janeinstx
June 18, 2017 01:06PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 639

I read it. My husband is a pharmacist on STX and he said it is simply not true.


Quote
rosesisland
Sorry, I just can't help myself.

Did any of the above read the first post or just the title and then commented?

It was yesterday she said which is now day before yesterday. That kinda covers the question "is this new?"

No, poster did not mention a certain drug. And, yes, Medicare at a pharmacy is also known as MEDICARE PART D. The 500 plans makes no difference if sign said, "NO PHARMACIES IN THE VI ACCEPT MEDICARE."

Now I have no idea if poster is being truthful or not as I've seen no verification of this, but, I also have no reason to doubt the post either.

Re: All St. Croix pharmacies are unable to accept Medicare

singlefin
June 18, 2017 03:27PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 645

Thank you Janeinstx

Re: All St. Croix pharmacies are unable to accept Medicare

speee1dy
June 18, 2017 06:32PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

i read it too.


just because the post is new does not mean anything. the poster might not have been to a pharmacy in a while. i was wondering if this was a new policy on island.

but thanks to jane we have the answer and no snark from her


Quote
rosesisland
Sorry, I just can't help myself.

Did any of the above read the first post or just the title and then commented?

It was yesterday she said which is now day before yesterday. That kinda covers the question "is this new?"

No, poster did not mention a certain drug. And, yes, Medicare at a pharmacy is also known as MEDICARE PART D. The 500 plans makes no difference if sign said, "NO PHARMACIES IN THE VI ACCEPT MEDICARE."

Now I have no idea if poster is being truthful or not as I've seen no verification of this, but, I also have no reason to doubt the post either.

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