The Affordable Care Act Pays Back

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In March, Congress passed a law called the Affordable Care Act.

It provides a one-time rebate of $250 to anyone who has reached the Medicare drug plan coverage gap in 2010. The gap is also known as the “doughnut hole.”

The rebate is automatically sent to people enrolled in Medicare Part D, as long as records show they’ve reached the gap. The check is designed to help towards closing the “hole” and making prescription drugs more affordable.

In order to qualify for the rebate GeorgiaCares Coordinator Butch Swinney says, “You had to spend two thousand, eight hundred and forty dollars out-of-pocket for your prescription drugs – that includes the deductibles you spent and the money that your drug plan spent.”

It can take up to 60 days to receive your check after hitting the coverage gap. To obtain more information about the Affordable Care Act, visit www.medicare.gov.