The idea of growing old in America today is becoming more uncertain and even scary, and it shouldn’t be. This is one of the wealthiest nations on earth. While many seniors are fortunate to have adequate retirement income, affordable health care, and the means to live independently after decades of working, millions of others do not.
Medicare’s preliminary decision to limit Part B coverage for the Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm is good news for beneficiaries. The drug, originally priced at $56,000 per year, contributed to the largest Part B premium increase in recent history, a whopping $21 per month for 2022.
On behalf of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare’s millions of members and supporters, I urge you to stop the dramatic $21 increase in the 2022 Medicare Part B premium that is driven substantially by the potential approval for Medicare coverage of the Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm.
In 2019, the state of Washington plunged headlong into the treacherous waters of public long-term care insurance with WA Cares – the first comprehensive program of its kind in the country. WA Cares was born out of the realization that most seniors will need some form of long term-care at some point in their lives.
There are many ways you can help preserve the legacy of Social Security and Medicare to ensure a decent quality of life for Americans. Petition drives, rallies and press events, telephone campaigns and community forums are some of the frequent activities we employ to help influence the policy agendas of Congress and the White House.