December 14, 2009

Whitehouse Applauds Senate Leadership Commitment to Closing Medicare “Donut Hole”

Washington, D.C. – During the health care debate on the Floor of the United States Senate today, Majority Leader Harry Reid committed to closing the Medicare “donut hole” gap in prescription drug coverage, an announcement welcomed by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Making sure seniors have access to affordable prescription drug coverage has long been a top priority for Senator Whitehouse.

“During my travels throughout the state, I have met countless seniors who are frustrated and confused by the Part D program. They don’t understand why our government isn’t doing more to meet their very real needs for prescription drug coverage that works, and I could not agree more,” said Whitehouse. “Extensive discussions about ridding seniors of the vexing Medicare Part D donut hole led to this announcement from Senate Leadership today. It is a sign of great progress on this problem, and I am confident we will continue to move forward.”


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