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Fewer Part D beneficiaries hit ‘doughnut hole’
Modern Healthcare

The number of beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part D drug plans that fall into the “doughnut hole”—a coverage gap that requires enrollees who do not qualify for a low-income subsidy to pay the full cost of their drugs—has decreased from 26% in 2007 to 19% in 2009, according to a study. The study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation (PDF) on Wednesday looked at coverage gaps for the 29 million people enrolled in the Medicare prescription drug plan program.