I'm on medicare and take multiple medications. I am one of those people who fall into the dreaded "donut hole" in drug coverage. It's a scary place to be and it happens fast. You get there once your drug spending gets to $2930. However it's not when YOUR drug expenses get that high, it's when you and your INSURANCE company's spending hit that target. Medicare picks up again at $6,657. Yes you have to spend $3737 to get back into what is referred to as catastrophic coverage.
While you're in the donut hole, thanks to Obamacare, you only have to pay 50% of the retail price of a brand name drug. In my case that means that I pay $785 for a 3 month supply of a single drug, $1006 for 4 prescriptions in addition I pay a monthly $99 premium. I can't imagine what people do when they have multiple high expense drugs.
Yes I want Obamacare fully implemented asap.