Senator Hassan Co-Sponsors Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors

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U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-NH.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-NH, co-sponsored legislation to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs for seniors by allowing Medicare to negotiate the best possible price for prescription drugs.

Hassan also co-sponsored budget amendments to protect Social Security and Medicare and prevent cuts to the benefits that seniors have earned. She joined Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, in sponsoring the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act, allowing Medicare to negotiate the price of prescription drugs.

The legislation would help reduce the price of prescription drugs for nearly 41 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D and increase Medicare savings.

“New Hampshire’s seniors have made significant contributions to our communities, our economy and our high quality of life, and we must do more to ensure that they can afford the prescription drugs they depend on,” Hassan said.

“I am proud to co-sponsor this legislation that will help reduce the price of prescription drugs for nearly 41 million seniors and increase Medicare savings, strengthening health care for Granite Staters and all American seniors.”

Hassan is committed to protecting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. She also joined Senator Hirono, D-HI, in sponsoring an amendment to the budget resolution being debated in the Senate that makes it more difficult to privatize Medicare or turn it into a voucher program, increase the age of eligibility for Medicare or turn Medicaid into a block grant.

Hassan joined Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in sponsoring a budget amendment to safeguard against Republican-backed legislation breaking with President-elect Trump’s campaign promise to not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

 

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