Does anyone know what the recently passed budget will mean with regards to the Medicare doughnut whole and catastrophic coverage?
From what I can gather the following was included in the new budget:
* The coverage gap (doughnut hole) under ACA was supposed to end in 2020. This will now end in 2019.
* Those who reach the catastrophic phase will not have to pay the 5% share any longer.
Can anyone confirm this? Obviously, for PC patients under Medicare, this could make a huge $$ difference!