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First Medicare rebate checks arriving

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WILLMAR -- Refund checks are starting to trickle through the mail to Medicare recipients whose high prescription drug expenses pushed them into the "doughnut hole" last year.

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The one-time tax-free rebates, for $250 apiece, are being issued under a provision of the new health care reform law that aims to close the gap in Medicare prescription drug coverage.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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