Medicare Rebates In The Mail For Seniors

Wednesday - August 04, 2010
By MidWeek Staff
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Officials warn East Oahu residents that an envelope they are about to receive is anything but junk mail.

On June 10, thousands of Hawaii residents who fall into the Medicare Part D prescription-drug coverage gap began receiving a one-time, tax free $250 rebate check. The so-called “doughnut hole” rebate is one part of the health care reform law the president signed into law March 23. The rebate is promoted as a necessary step to correct holes in coverage that existed under older health care plans.


“This is just the first example of how the health care reform bill will strengthen Medicare and help Hawaii’s seniors,” said U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono.

In another part of the health care plan, doughnut hole seniors will receive a 50 percent discount on brand-name drugs starting next January. The checks will be mailed in the next several months to the 16,500 Hawaii residents who qualify for the rebates.

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