U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown: Health care repeal won't pass Senate


The debate over the new health care law continues in Congress as Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are vowing to repeal the measure.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said repeal of the law won't make its way through the U.S. Senate.

"I think this new law is becoming increasingly popular with the American public," Brown said.

During a conference call this week, Brown said senior citizens will see a Medicare "doughnut hole" fix that went into effect this past Saturday as part of the health care reform law passed last year.

The doughnut hole begins when a person spends more than $2,800 on medical prescriptions.

After that, the person gets no benefit from Medicare or the new health law until they spend $4,500.

"You have about $1,700 where you get no assistance from the government," Brown said.

The new health care law, called the Affordable Care Act, provides a 50 percent brand-name prescription drug discount for seniors who are within the gap, he said.
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