August 10, 2021
Call to Action! Make phone calls from home to win Stronger Medicare!
Just yesterday, Senate leadership announced a budget resolution that would significantly advance access to healthcare for older adults.
The resolution would expand Medicare to cover dental, vision, and hearing benefits, providing a big help to seniors who currently pay out of pocket. The budget resolution would also allow for lowering the eligibility age for Medicare!
The proposed plan would also empower Medicare to negotiate with the federal government on prescription drug costs, driving down prices for seniors and all Americans, and help pay for the proposed expansion of coverage and other provisions.
“Americans pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. It is time for action. Older Americans bear the brunt of these outrageous prices, with a quarter reporting not taking a prescription their doctor prescribed due to cost. Drug corporations have used their power to increase prices and pad their bottom line at the expense of consumers and the government…Likewise, adding dental, vision and hearing benefits for all Medicare beneficiaries will keep seniors healthier and help families make ends meet. These are important health services that should be part of traditional Medicare.” – Rich Fiesta, President of the Alliance for Retired Americans.
DRIVE CALLS TO SENATORS IN SUPPORT OF STRONGER MEDICARE!
We have the opportunity over the next few weeks to push to win a stronger Medicare system that will improve millions of people’s lives!
Join us Tuesday evenings in August at 5:30pm CST for phonebanking with other activists, leaders, and organizers from around the country! Click here to sign up