Repeal Would Force Seniors to Pay More for Health Care
On Monday, January 24, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) will speak to members of the Glen Meadows Retirement Community about the new health care reform law and important benefits that it contains to help seniors. The Senator will also talk about efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would increase the health care costs of seniors, harm the solvency of the Medicare program and increase the federal budget deficit by $230 billion in 10 years, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.
Starting January 1, seniors who fall in the Medicare Part D prescription drug gap or donut hole, will receive a 50% discount on all brand-name medicines. Also starting on Jan. 1, the new law eliminates all co-payments for Medicare preventive services and it provides for free annual wellness checkups for seniors with no co-pays or deductibles.
* WHAT: Senator Cardin to discuss benefits of new health care law.
* WHEN: Monday, January 24 at 1 p.m.
* WHERE: Glen Meadows Retirement Community,
11630 Glen Arm Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057