Prescription Drug Coverage

Town Hall Meeting on Medicare

Once again, President Obama hosted a town hall meeting to discuss health care reform. This time it was held at a Senior Center in Maryland, with most of the focus being placed on the changes in Medicare.

As mid-term elections approach, President Obama was looking to shift focus away from the oil spill and place it on health reform and its positive aspects.

The televised town hall meeting focused on the $250 check Medicare recipients will receive to help cover some of the “doughnut hole” gap in prescription drug coverage, which will reach about 80,000 people in the first round. Other initiatives mentioned included efforts to combat scams aimed at the elderly and to cut waste and fraud from Medicare by the end of 2012, just two years away.