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Health care changes that may affect you start January 1
Los Angeles Times

In 2010, about 4 million senior citizens hit what is known as Medicare’s “donut hole” — the coverage gap that begins when you and your drug plan have spent $2,840 on drugs. Those consumers had to pay the full cost of prescriptions until they incurred $4,550 in drug costs, which is the end of the coverage gap.

Starting this month, however, seniors who reach the coverage gap will receive a 50 percent discount when buying Medicare Part D-covered, brand-name prescription drugs.