How The Medicare Doughnut Hole Is Making American Seniors Sick

In 2003, Congress passed The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act into law. The crafting and passing of this bill was highly influenced by lobbyists from both the pharmaceutical and insurance industries. These groups made sure their coffers would be filled with taxpayers’ money without providing any substantial benefit to American seniors. It was … Continue reading

LA Times: Health law delivers $2.1 billion in savings on drugs for seniors

By Noam N. Levey February 2, 2012, 9:17 a.m. Reporting from Washington — In the first full year of the new healthcare law, 3.6 million people in the government Medicare program saved $2.1 billion on prescription drugs in 2011, the Obama administration announced Thursday. The savings are one of the first tangible benefits of the sweeping overhaul that the president … Continue reading

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