Enrollment Begins For Medicare Prescription Plans

The high price of prescription drugs has overwhelmed seniors for years, but starting today a new era in healthcare begins. Supporters say medicare's voluntary plan can cut costs in half .

Medicare officals say on january 1st., the program will begin discounting drugs and provide coverage for routine medication expenses and insurance against drug costs that exceed $3600. Monthly premiums can range from $2-$70 and yearly deductibles from $0 to $250.

Experts say first compare your current prescription drug coverage with the medicare plan.  For more help call 1-800-MEDICARE, or talk to your pharmacist.