Drug costs for some U.S. seniors to rise by hundreds of dollars

PRESCRIPTION DRUG costs for some seniors on Medicare are expected to significantly jump next year due to an expiring element of the Affordable Care Act. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH
PRESCRIPTION DRUG costs for some seniors on Medicare are expected to significantly jump next year due to an expiring element of the Affordable Care Act. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH
NEW YORK – Senior citizens with high prescription drug costs are facing hundreds of dollars in additional expenses next year, according to a new analysis of Medicare’s drug program by a nonprofit research group. Medicare’s drug benefit, known as Part D, is complicated. Patients in the program have a deductible where they must pay 100%…

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