In this Nov. 17, 2015, photo, Sal Natale looks over a Medicare brochure at his home in Seminole, Fla. Rising drug costs are starting to hit Medicare's popular prescription drug program, with many senior citizens looking at double digit premium increases. Natale, a retired dentist, said prescription premiums for him and his wife are going up about 30 percent in 2016, and he doesn’t see a good alternative. “Im just going to grin and bear and hope it starts moderating,” Natale said. While premiums are rising, the prescription drug coverage gap known as the “donut hole” is gradually closing for Medicare beneficiaries.
In this Nov. 17, 2015, photo, Sal Natale looks over a Medicare brochure at his home in Seminole, Fla. Rising drug costs are starting to hit Medicare's popular prescription drug program, with many senior citizens looking at double digit premium increases. Natale, a retired dentist, said prescription premiums for him and his wife are going up about 30 percent in 2016, and he doesn’t see a good alternative. “Im just going to grin and bear and hope it starts moderating,” Natale said. While premiums are rising, the prescription drug coverage gap known as the “donut hole” is gradually closing for Medicare beneficiaries. Chris O'Meara AP
In this Nov. 17, 2015, photo, Sal Natale looks over a Medicare brochure at his home in Seminole, Fla. Rising drug costs are starting to hit Medicare's popular prescription drug program, with many senior citizens looking at double digit premium increases. Natale, a retired dentist, said prescription premiums for him and his wife are going up about 30 percent in 2016, and he doesn’t see a good alternative. “Im just going to grin and bear and hope it starts moderating,” Natale said. While premiums are rising, the prescription drug coverage gap known as the “donut hole” is gradually closing for Medicare beneficiaries. Chris O'Meara AP

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