Portsmouth Daily Times: Scioto County seniors see Medicare savings

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Portsmouth Daily Times: Scioto County seniors see Medicare savings

More than 1,200 seniors in Scioto County have saved a total of $1 million, thanks to the donut hole in Medicare being partially closed, according to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

Brown held a news conference outlining his three-point plan to reduce the deficit by lowering prescription drug costs for consumers and taxpayers. Brown, who chairs the Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy, also released a county-by-county report showing how reforms made through the health law have already saved nearly 179,000 Ohio seniors a combined $138.5 million on their prescription drug costs in 2012, with the average beneficiary saving $774. Since 2010, Ohio seniors have saved a combined $278,731,176.

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