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Closing the "Doughnut Hole" Has Helped Protect Millions of Medicare Beneficiaries from High Drug Costs

This PPI fact sheet by Leigh Purvis examines the Affordable Care Act provision that closes the Medicare Part D coverage gap, which has led to $23.5 billion in savings for more than 11 million Medicare beneficiaries. This important consumer protection will take on added significance as prescription drug prices continue to rise.