Two of my client’s families have told me this week that their parent has reached the “donut hole,” that place in the Medicare D (drug plan) where they will need to cover all the costs of prescriptions until they reach an even higher level and then Medicare will cover most of the costs.
The question I pose to all of you is: doesn’t the term “donut hole” conjure up one of two visions – something good to eat or thin air? Should it be called Medicare D “Pay Some – Pay All – Pay a Little” plan?
Let’s get creative and change the name of the “donut hole”. Can we give these little treats back to the donut shops!
Maybe we should call the Medicare D gap in paying for prescriptions the “Black Hole” or the “No Pay Zone”.