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The doughnut hole, an anxiety-inducing catch in an otherwise popular advantage, will shrink about 40 % for those unlucky more than enough to land in it, according to new Medicare numbers provided in response to a demand from The Associated Press tadalafil . The average beneficiary who falls into the coverage gap would have spent $1,504 this full year on prescriptions. But thanks to discounts and other provisions in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law, that price fell to $901, according to Medicare’s Workplace of the Actuary, which handles financial estimates .