Bernie Sanders
Democrat

Bernie Sanders's policies onHealthcare

Close the Medicare Part D donut hole for brand and generic drugs by 2017

Close the Medicare Part D donut hole for brand and generic drugs by 2017, three years earlier than under current law.

The private Medicare Part D benefit contains a “donut hole.” It’s a coverage gap, wherein seniors and people with disabilities must pay for their medications even while they are paying monthly premiums. Under current law, this gap in coverage will close by 2020. Sanders’ plan closes the gap by 2017.

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