Drayton's Gazette discusses social and political issues happening around the globe through the eyes of the African American, minority and disaffected communities.

The Militant Negro™

By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

5.2 million Medicare seniors saved $3.7B on drug costs under health reform.

 

 

 

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — More than 5.2 million Medicare beneficiaries have saved a total of $3.7 billion on their prescription drugs since the health care reform law went into effect, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Monday.

 

The Affordable Care Act — also known as health care reform — which passed in 2010 mandated financial relief for seniors who fall into Medicare’s so-called “donut hole.”

 

The Supreme Court is reviewing the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, and is expected to issue a ruling this week. The court could uphold the law, overturn it partially or completely strike it down.

 

The prescription drug coverage gap that develops when Medicare stops paying for drug coverage and patients can’t afford to…

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