***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 AT 11:30AM EST***
Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, Pennsylvania seniors are saving on health care costs
Philadelphia, PA – On Wednesday, January 25 at 11:30AM, Senator Bob Casey, Dr. Ala Stanford, PA Health Access Network (PHAN), and health care advocates will join Protect Our Care Pennsylvania to highlight how seniors in Pennsylvania and across the country are saving on insulin costs and life-saving vaccines thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act.
The Inflation Reduction Act is lowering costs and improving health care for millions of Americans – including the record number who purchased ACA marketplace coverage with lower premiums for 2023 thanks to the Advanced Premium Tax Credits extended under the Inflation Reduction Act. Additionally, effective January 1, 2023, insulin copays are capped at $35 per month for more than three million people with diabetes 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 alone will save seniors in Pennsylvania and across the country 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.
Speakers will discuss how these provisions are keeping costs low for Pennsylvanians, discuss additional savings to come, and highlight how seniors in the state can access these benefits.
U.S. Senator Bob Casey
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region III Director Dr. Ala Stanford
Antoinette Kraus, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN)
Peggy Walsh of Bucks County, a senior who delayed shingles vaccine due to cost
Michael Berman, Protect Our Care Pennsylvania
WHAT: Virtual Press and Constituent Briefing
WHEN: Wednesday, January 25 at 11:30AM EST
WHERE: Register to join the Zoom event (Registration required)