St. Louis College of Pharmacy Professor Available
to Discuss the Medicare “Doughnut Hole”
Subject: With President Obama traveling the country promoting health care reform, there have been recent discussions about the Medicare “doughnut hole.” Under the Medicare Part D prescription plan, seniors pay 25 percent of the cost of their drugs, but once expenditures exceed $2,830 they’re responsible for all drug costs until their out-of-pocket expenses top $4,550. Then, Medicare’s “catastrophic coverage” kicks in covering 95 percent of costs. The “doughnut hole” is essentially the coverage gap between $2,830 and $4,550.
Expert: Dr. Ken Schafermeyer, a health care economist and professor of pharmacy administration at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, is available to discuss the Medicare “doughnut hole.” Here is a link with additional information about Schafermeyer: http://stlcop.edu/contact/biography.asp?id=136.
Contact: 314-446-8452 (office) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest and largest colleges of pharmacy in America. The College admits students directly from high school and integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a six-year professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Approximately 1,250 students attend, and more than 72 percent of practicing pharmacists in the St. Louis metropolitan area are alumni.