Sen. Brown defends rule requiring health insurance

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Sen. Brown defends rule requiring health insurance

Toledo Blade — Although Mr. Brown answered questions about a variety of reform topics Sunday, he had come to Toledo to highlight some changes in Medicare that started this year.

Closing the so-called doughnut hole — a Medicare Part D coverage gap requiring recipients to pay for prescriptions after the coverage limit is reached until the catastrophic threshold kicks in — is one aspect being addressed in reform.

More than 100,000 Ohioans fell into the doughnut hole last year, although they had to continue paying premiums, according to Mr. Brown.

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