To the editor:
Closing the donut hole in Medicare Part D is pure bunk. While I did receive a 50-percent reduction for brand name drugs while in the donut hole, the insurance company conveniently put many of these same drugs in a higher tier, so I paid much more before and after the donut hole. My drugs for the year were much higher. That same insurance company raised their monthly fee by $15 a month - this is not part of the cap.
The "savings" in the donut hole were more than offset by higher drug costs, tier "magic" and higher fees by the very large insurance company.
For me there were no savings and no Democrat in Congress - or the one who voted for the bill and then retired - are interested in explaining how I am now better off.
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