Health and Welfare
9:03 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Illinoisans Save Money on Healthcare

Thousands of Illinois residents with high medication costs have seen gains from a provision of the Affordable Care Act aimed at shrinking the Medicare drug coverage gap known as the "doughnut hole." 

The federal government has released data showing more than 26,000 Illinoisans with Medicare coverage saved over sixteen and a half million dollars on prescription drugs in the first five months of 2012.  That’s an average of $636 dollars a person. The government has released a flurry of positive news ahead of a Supreme Court ruling on President Barack Obama's healthcare law, which could come as early as today.