Most Recent Donut Hole Articles

'Doughnut hole' unites seniors wary of health bill

Did you know that an estimated 3.4 million seniors fall into the donuthole each yea? Many Americans are uncertain about their health bills and cannot afford their medication. This is the sad truth!

This article will give you further insight to the situations that seniors face in order to pay for their medication. Imagine how difficult it must be to know that you may not be able to pay for your next dose of medication. Read the full story

President Obama Promises Doughnut Hole in Medicare Drug Program Will Get Smaller

Did you know that President Barack Obama says he will reduce the size of the infamous “doughnut hole” in Medicare Part D, the Medicare prescription drug program?

This article will inform you of the President Obama’s commitment to the American people. Read the full story

New Medicare Plan 'doughnut Hole' Will Affect Seriously Ill Seniors

Did you know that American Geriatrics Society found that for those patients with more serious illnesses, the out of pocket costs for those medications will still be high? The more advanced drugs used to treat these diseases are far more expensive and often elevate the patient into the "donut hole" range of no coverage.

This article will inform you about the effects of the new Medicare Plan “Donut Hole” on seriously ill seniors. Read the full story

Studies Examine Effects of 'Doughnut Hole' on Medicare Beneficiaries

Did you know there were two studies released which showed that while the Medicare Part D drug benefit reduced out-of-pocket spending for seniors and increased their use of essential medicines during its first year in 2006, Part D patients increased their use of less beneficial medications and decreased medication usage when they entered the coverage gap known as the "doughnut hole."

This article will inform you about the effects of the new Medicare Plan “Donut Hole”. Read the full story


Medicare Drug Plan 'Doughnut Hole' Could Impact Seniors' Health

Those who lacked coverage in the doughnut hole reduced their monthly prescriptions by 14 percent once they entered the doughnut hole, compared to only 3 percent of those with generic coverage in the doughnut hole. Read the full story

'Doughnut hole' unites seniors wary of U.S. health bill

Lawmakers have wooed American seniors skeptical of the U.S. health care overhaul by emphasizing the plan would close the "doughnut hole" -- a gap in Medicare drug coverage that can cost thousands of dollars a year. Read the full story

Democrats Stress 'Doughnut Hole' Provisions To Woo Senior Support For Reform

Lawmakers have wooed seniors skeptical of the health care overhaul by emphasizing the plan would close the 'doughnut hole'. Read the full story