Hi Susan: I am not on Medicare yet, and still under my husbands insurance to pay for my Gleevec. I read about this pricing and the donut hole. I do not know where I will be when we get to that point, which is not far off. My husband keeps telling me he will keep working, because he would be bored if he was home and retired. God Bless Him that he keeps going like he does. He still has awhile before he is eligible for retirement, therefore, we should be okay unless he gets sick.
That is another important thing for people to know. You do have to register for Medicare at 65, but if you are insured under your spouse's insurance you can refuse to let them take that extra money out of your Social Security Check for Medicare until your ready. They do not tell you that. A friend of mine just turned 65, and she was ready to let them start taking out for Medicare. I made her call them, and they told her I was right. She just had to sign off on a paper that she did not need Medicare yet. She continues to get her full Soc. Sec. Check each month.