Guide to Medicare Part D: What is Medicare Prescripton Drug Coverage?

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This page is part of our Guide to Medicare Part D.

Medicare prescription drug coverage is a new, voluntary benefit under the Medicare program. The Medicare prescription drug coverage program is sometimes called "Part D." Part D benefits will be provided by private insurance companies.

There are approximately 48 Part D plans to choose from in Kentucky.

Reviewed August 2009

This online guide was adapted with permission from Maine Legal Services for the Elderly. We extend our thanks to them.