The Obama administration pointed to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its implications for seniors Friday as part of Older Americans Month.

"The Obama administration is dedicated to improving the lives of older Americans and their family members, and the Affordable Care Act is helping us do even more to help seniors take charge of their health," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. "Thanks to the health care law, older adults who reach the 'donut hole' Medicare coverage gap for prescription drugs can now get substantial discounts for covered prescription drugs."

Previously, the administration said the law has saved Medicare patients $5.1 billion on prescription drugs.

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