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Seniors Realizing ACA’s Benefits, Doughnut-Hole Shrinkage

November 28, 2011

From The Associated Press: By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Sunday, 11.27.11 WASHINGTON — Medicare’s prescription coverage gap is getting noticeably smaller and easier to manage this year for millions of older and disabled people with high drug costs. The “doughnut hole,” an anxiety-inducing catch in an otherwise popular benefit, will shrink about 40 percent for those unlucky…

Are Worried Seniors Hoisting The Ladders Behind Them?

November 16, 2010

From The New Yorker’s Financial Page: by James Surowiecki (Nov. 22, 2010) As shellackings go, the 2010 election was as comprehensive as it gets. Democrats lost among women, men, high-school graduates, college graduates, Catholics, Protestants, and so on. But there was one demographic group whose repudiation was especially influential: senior citizens. In the 2006 midterm…

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