Rep. Sewell Holds Seniors Resource Roundtable in Linden – Press Releases


A New Era of Affordable Healthcare for Alabama Seniors

Empowering Alabama Seniors Through the Inflation Reduction Act

Linden, AL — Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) spearheaded a Seniors Resource Roundtable in Linden, Alabama. The event saw the participation of key organizations such as AARP, the Social Security Administration, the Rural Health Medical Program, and the Alabama Tombigbee Regional Area on Aging. Rep. Sewell emphasized the transformative impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on the healthcare landscape for Alabama seniors. This legislation is instrumental in driving down healthcare and prescription drug expenses for hundreds of thousands of seniors in Alabama.

Seniors in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District are now benefiting from reduced prescription drug prices and a cap on insulin costs, thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act. Rep. Sewell reaffirmed her unwavering commitment to safeguarding and enhancing Social Security and Medicare for the elderly population.

Ensuring Dignity and Affordability in Retirement

“Every senior deserves to retire with dignity after a lifetime of hard work,” emphasized Rep. Sewell. “As a nation, it is our duty to ensure that our seniors receive the necessary resources and care at an affordable price. President Biden and I recognize this responsibility and are dedicated to prioritizing the well-being of our seniors.”

Significant Cost Savings for Alabama Seniors

The enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act in 2022, with the support of Rep. Sewell, has resulted in substantial cost savings for Alabama seniors. The Act includes a provision capping insulin prices at $35 per month, leading to annual savings of approximately $400 for over 29,000 Alabama seniors reliant on insulin, including 3,800 in the 7th District.

Furthermore, the Inflation Reduction Act imposes a $2,000 annual cap on out-of-pocket prescription drug expenses for Medicare beneficiaries, starting in 2025. It also empowers Medicare to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs, ensuring better deals for seniors.

Protecting Essential Programs for Seniors

“No senior should ever face the dilemma of choosing between essential medication and basic necessities like food,” stressed Sewell. “The Inflation Reduction Act is a crucial step in alleviating this burden. I remain steadfast in my commitment to safeguard programs like Social Security and Medicare, which serve as a lifeline for our senior citizens.”

For more detailed information on how the Inflation Reduction Act is benefiting seniors in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District, click here.


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