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Filing the Doughnut Hole
Turner, president of the Galen Institute, argues that the commotion over the Medicare coverage gap is unwarranted. She maintains that there are many options in the program for seniors who fear they may fall into the gap, most of whom are middle class. Turner contends that the program is not flawed and that these kinks will eventually be worked out over time.
In addition, at least 28 states also have pharmaceutical assistance programs that are compatible with Medicare. Seniors can find information at www.statehealthfacts.org States have proposed several ways to use state funds to coordinate benefits including providing "wrap around" benefits to supplement Medicare Part D coverage.
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