Thursday, May 27, 2010

Seniors Reap Benefits from Health Care Reform

Although Oklahoma's Republican legislators keep whining about it, health care reform is about to pay dividends for Oklahoma's senior citizens.

The new law is beginning to plug the infamous "doughnut hole" for some seniors on Medicare. Here's the good news:
Government checks to seniors with high prescription drug bills are going out early, Obama administration officials said Thursday, plugging the advantages of the new health care overhaul law.
The $250 checks for Medicare recipients who fall into the prescription drug coverage gap are a new benefit this year, a modest down payment on gradually closing the "doughnut hole" over the next decade.

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