The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Death in the “Donut Hole”

Nov 3, 2008

A recent survey shows that last year, 15% of retirees with chronic conditions stopped taking their prescription drugs when they reached the so-called “donut hole” in Medicare’s drug plan. They couldn’t afford the full outrageous cost, when Medicare cut them off.

The survey didn’t show how many people died as a result of this. But there are thousands of families and friends who could provide that horrible information.