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Nearly 4 million seniors have received rebate checks: HHS
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has mailed nearly four million rebate checks to Medicare beneficiaries who reached the program’s part D coverage gap—also called the “doughnut hole”—in 2010, HHS reported Tuesday. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said a similar number of people with Medicare are expected to reach this coverage gap in 2011 and also benefit from other provisions of the Affordable Care Act that seek to close that gap by 2020.