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HAPPENING SOON: Senator Tammy Baldwin to Highlight How the Inflation Reduction Act Caps Insulin Costs and Expands Access to Free Vaccines for Seniors

By January 12, 2023No Comments


Inflation Reduction Act saving seniors on health care costs as of January 1st

GREEN BAY, WI – On Thursday, January 12th at 3:30pm, Senator Tammy Baldwin will join Protect Our Care Wisconsin for an event in Green Bay to highlight how seniors in Wisconsin are already saving on insulin costs and life-saving vaccines thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act.

The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law last year, has numerous provisions that will lower costs and improve health care for millions of Americans, with initial provisions taking effect this month.

  • Effective January 1, 2023, insulin copays are capped at $35 per month for more than three million diabetics covered by Medicare.
  • Additionally, all adults on Medicare Part D have access to covered vaccines, such as shingles and Tdap, at no cost.

These policies are expected to save seniors in Wisconsin hundreds of dollars on their health care costs, keep millions of people healthy, and prevent dangerous complications associated with diabetes, shingles, and other serious diseases.

Seniors currently enrolled in Medicare from Green Bay and Appleton will discuss how these provisions are impacting them in a roundtable discussion with the Senator, moderated by Protect Our Care. There will be time for Q & A for journalists in attendance following the discussion.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin
Martha R., Green Bay senior on Medicare
David H., Appleton senior on Medicare

WHAT: Open Press Roundtable Discussion with Q & A

WHEN: Thursday, January 12th at 3:30 PM CST // 4:30 PM EST

WHERE: Aging & Disability Resource Center of Brown County (Room 143), 300 S Adams St, Green Bay

RSVP: Watch the event here.