Medicare gap stops some from buying medicine

The Kaiser Family Foundation says more than 3 million older and disabled people hit a gap in their Medicare drug coverage in 2007.

They were forced to pay the entire cost of their prescription medication until they spent almost $4,000 out of pocket and insurance kicked in again.

About 15 percent of those people stopped buying prescriptions to save money.

Researchers hope a new president and a new Congress will consider changing the drug benefit program

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