Thursday, February 5, 2009

Loophole in Medicare Drug Plan Severely Impacts Seniors

The latest post on reports that seniors who have reached the “no coverage” point in the Medicare Part D drug plan are less likely to use percription drugs or visit the doctor according to researchers at the University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health.

The team suggests that a subtle increase in the initial co-payments of prescription drugs can help protect seniors against the problems that arise from the loophole in their Medicare coverage. This “doughnut hole” will pose as a serious problem for seniors with chronic illnesses who need to take prescription drugs on a regular basis.

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