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This little bit of fluff inserted into HCR will cost seniors dearly.
Just the decapitation of Medicare Advantage will decimate the budgets of 12 million people on the plans.
My favorite non benefit is the 50% off brand name drugs in the donut hole. Most people don't even end up in the donut hole and if there do most major drugs will go generic in the next few years making them much cheaper than name brands. I get a generic from another country that is 80% less expensive than the overpriced US name brand.
- In 2011, you will be entitled to a FREE annual exam and
- There will be no co-payments or deductibles for Preventive Care
- In 2011, 50% off brand name drugs if you are in the Doughnut Hole.
- In 2011, Doughnut Hole patients will receive $250.
- Starting in 2020, the doughnut hole will be completely closed.
The social progressives had to rob someone to pay for the poor and the amnestied illegal aliens and the old folks were the easy target.