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Savvy Senior: How to get 'extra help' paying for prescriptions

Dear Savvy Senior,

Does Medicare offer any financial assistance programs to help seniors with their medication costs? I recently enrolled in a Medicare drug plan, but I take some expensive medications that have high out-of-pocket costs and need some help.

Living on a Shoestring

Dear Living,

Yes, there’s a low-income subsidy program called Extra Help that assists Medicare beneficiaries on a tight b...