- The North Missourian - http://gallatinnorthmissourian.com -

Health care reform act taking a bite out of the Medicare “donut hole”

Every year, Missouri senior citizens pay thousands of dollars out of their own pockets to get the prescription drugs they need, because of a coverage gap in Medicare.

However, new provisions of the health care reform law are slowly but surely chipping away at the Medicare "donut hole," which impacts about 3 million beneficiaries across the country and about 82,000 in Missouri annually.

The Medicare donut hole occurs when an

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