Medicare Part D coverage gap can be a black hole for some seniors

In the new United States Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, most people are responsible for 100% of their drug costs after their annual drug expenses exceed US$2,250 and until their expenses reach US$5,100. This coverage gap is known as the "donut hole." UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD, comments on the Medicare Part D coverage gap and its impact on seniors once they are in it.

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A "hole" lot of frustration: Gap in Medicare prescription drug plan leaves some seniors with a $2,850 surprise

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[Pharmacists Clarify the Medicare Part D Fog] [link defunct]

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