Medicare Doughnut Hole

Formally known as the Medicare Part D Coverage Gap. The difference between the initial coverage limit and the catastrophic coverage threshold, as described in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. After a Medicare beneficiary surpasses the prescription drug coverage limit, the Medicare beneficiary is financially responsible for the entire cost of prescription drugs until the expense reaches the catastrophic coverage threshold, fancifully likened to a doughnut which provides pleasure to the consumer until he hits the centre—no joy—then returns to the happy part
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The campaign will include practical information on issues such as the Medicare doughnut hole.
BTM offers those folks a way to make their medications affordable before the Medicare doughnut hole is closed.
AARP applauds Senators Casey and Specter for voting to close the Medicare doughnut hole and ensure that no seniors in Medicare ever have to choose between their medication and their next meal," said AARP Pennsylvania State Director Dick Chevrefils.
AARP applauds Senators Burris and Durbin for voting to close the Medicare doughnut hole and ensure that no seniors in Medicare ever have to choose between their medication and their next meal," said Bob Gallo, AARP Illinois Senior State Director.
AARP applauds Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for voting to close the Medicare doughnut hole and ensure that no seniors in Medicare ever have to choose between their medication and their next meal," said Lois Aronstein, AARP New York State Director.
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