Action Alert

August 31, 2004

Give Seniors & People with Disabilities a REAL Rx Benefit!

From USAction, 

According to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation nearly twice as many Medicare beneficiaries have an unfavorable impression of the new Medicare prescription drug law than those who have a favorable view of the new law.

The study also shows that two out of three people on Medicare say that Congress should fix problems in the law. Problems like the so-called doughnut hole that forces people to pay 100% of their prescription drug costs between $2,250 and $5,100, out-of-pocket.

While the Medicare Prescription Drug Law offers a handout to the drug companies and private HMOs -- allowing them to raise drug prices and drop coverage for seniors and people with disabilities -- HR3767, “The Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act of 2004,” gives Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices, just like the Veterans Administration. And equally important, it offers real security and stability by ensuring coverage to all beneficiaries, by not allowing private HMOs to drop coverage for seniors and people with disabilities.

Take action NOW on the USAction Activist Network!

We need a real prescription drug benefit that covers all drugs, for all seniors and people with disabilities, and allows Medicare to negotiate for the lowest price. Urge Congress to repeal the Medicare law and replace it with HR3767.

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