New Health Care Law Helps Protect 18 Million Medicare Beneficiaries from High Drug Costs

Source: Leigh Purvis, AARP Public Policy Institute, Fact Sheet 213, February, 2011

From the summary:
The new health care law eliminates the “doughnut hole”–the gap in Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage where enrollees had to pay the full cost of their prescription drugs. This change will help protect the 18 million Part D enrollees who previously faced the possibility of falling into the doughnut hole.

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