President Obama Uses Primary Tuesday to Advocate on Behalf of Recently-Passed Healthcare Reform at Maryland Senior Center

Beginning to fill the doughnut hole (the weird gap between where regular Medicare Rx drug coverage ends and catastrophic coverage begins) is a gimme for an election year.

Medicare Advantage cuts, combined with higher Medicare payroll tax rates for the rich and an excise tax on expensive health care plans ... not so much the kind of thing you want to run on with unemployment near 10 percent.

On Tuesday, Obama held a town hall meeting on health care at a Maryland senior center. He talked about the $250 check the newly-passed legislation will send to seniors who fall into Medicare’s “doughnut hole” gap in prescription drug coverage, and answered questions about the bill’s general impact.