$250 Medicare 'doughnut-hole' checks sent to 80,000

Patients get help bridging gap in drug coverage

Columbus Dispatch

The Obama administration mailed $250 rebate checks yesterday to 80,000 Medicare recipients who have fallen into the infamous "doughnut hole" gap for prescription-drug coverage.

The tax-free, one-time rebate is the first tangible benefit of the new health-care law and the initial step toward phasing out the coverage gap for Medicare recipients with Part D drug coverage and who do not qualify for additional assistance.

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