Well i was going to have a pain pump implanted recently but i had to have the trial canceled because my wife died. i am on ssd and i made to much for her to get her ssi. we were receiving food stamps and because of her death they cut them by almost 80%. I was also getting medicaid witch made me especially telling everybody they just wan me to hurry ueligible for extra help in witch they covered my medicare premiums and my part D prescription drug insurance . but now i've been in formed i am losing that to. so what the heck do i do now i cannot afford to pay 20% of the trial and the surgery.and are the refills covered by medicare or the part d.i have hade the epidurals and i am getting bills for those that i cannot afford especially now. i didn't want to ask for anything stronger, before i got my ssd my only relief was to going to the ER and i cannot have nsaids because my heart doctor said no because my heart is in to bad a shape and they didn't help anyway. so i was labled a drug seeker and i never asked for drugs i just wanted them to figure out what was wrong.but no insurance meens no test(i have 2 hernaited disk L3-L4 And L4-L5,spinal stenosis and moderate to severe arthritis L1-L5 and when i had my open heart sugery it just seem to make it worse.) i take about 14 pills a day with one of them that will now cost me $500 a month ok enough of my ranting my question is does medicare cover the refills(dillaudid) or do i need the perscription plan and the doctors office was absolutely no help.everthying has been down hill since my wife died.i keep telling everybody they just want me to hurry up and die too.