Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
Remember that terrifying tense debate over health care reform a couple months ago? Well, the new law goes into effect this month. From the AARP:
Massachusetts seniors in Medicare who have fallen into the prescription drug coverage gap – the doughnut hole – will begin receiving $250 rebate checks next week, as part of the new health reform law.
According to them, 300,000 Massachusetts seniors could find themselves in that gap in 2010.
“These rebate checks are the first step to gradually close the Medicare prescription drug doughnut hole – and help make prescription drugs more affordable for people in Medicare,” says Deborah Banda, state director of AARP Massachusetts.