Seniors approaching Medicare "doughnut hole"

07/2/2006 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Half a year into the new Medicare drug program, 3.4 million seniors are approaching the government funding gap, called the doughnut hole, which halts payments for drug costs between $2,250 and $5,100. As more seniors are affected by the gap in coverage, they may make changes in their prescription-buying habits, and the issue could become political fodder for the fall elections.

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