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Topic - Bonnie Washington
Seniors with high drug costs will soon have more options to help them cope with Medicare's prescription coverage gap.
More than 3 million seniors may have to switch their Medicare prescription plan next year, even if they are happy with it, as a result of an attempt by the government to simplify their lives.
Avalere's Miss Washington said the analysis used Medicare's specifications.
"As a result of this policy, there are going to be fewer plans offered in 2011," said Bonnie Washington, a senior analyst with Avalere Health, which made the study. "There is still going to be robust choice for beneficiaries, but those who have to change plans could experience some disruption and inconvenience."