Sewell hosts Seniors Resource Roundtable in Linden

Empowering Alabama Seniors Through the Inflation Reduction Act

Seniors Resource Roundtable Hosted by U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell

Alabama’s 7th Congressional District recently witnessed a Seniors Resource Roundtable organized by U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell in Linden, Alabama. The event featured representatives from AARP, the Social Security Administration, the Rural Health Medical Program, and the Alabama Tombigbee Regional Area on Aging, offering valuable information and resources to seniors in the district.

Commitment to Lowering Health Care Costs

Rep. Sewell emphasized the positive impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on lowering health care and prescription drug costs for Alabama seniors. She highlighted the importance of protecting and expanding programs like Social Security and Medicare to ensure seniors can retire with dignity after a lifetime of work.

Benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act

Thanks to Rep. Sewell’s support, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was passed by Congress and signed by President Biden in 2022. The IRA includes a $35 per month insulin price cap, benefiting over 29,000 Alabama seniors, including 3,800 in the 7th District, who rely on insulin. These seniors are saving an average of $400 annually compared to 2020, with major insulin manufacturers reducing prices by up to 75 percent.

Furthermore, the IRA caps out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries at $2,000 annually starting in 2025. It also enables Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices, ensuring seniors get a better deal on their medications.

Protecting Vital Programs

Rep. Sewell reiterated her commitment to safeguarding programs like Social Security and Medicare, describing them as a lifeline for seniors. She emphasized the importance of ensuring that no senior has to choose between essential expenses like food and life-saving medication.

Learn More

For more information on the cost-saving benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act for Alabama’s 7th Congressional District, visit here.

Read More of this Story at – 2024-06-19 10:59:00

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