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People with Medicare Save $4.8 Billion on Prescription Drugs Because of the Health Care Law



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As a result of the Affordable Care Act, 5.6 million seniors and people with disabilities have saved $4.8 billion on prescription drugs since the law was enacted, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today.

This year alone, 2.3 million people in the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap known as the “donut hole” have saved an average of $657. In addition, during the first nine months of 2012, over 20.7 million people with original Medicare got at least one preventive service at no cost to them.

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