Elijah E. Cummings Act caps out-of-pocket Rx costs, enables Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, reinvests $500 billion in savings over 10 years back into Medicare for new dental, hearing, vision benefits.
A crowd of supporters of AARP's Rx Greed campaign turned out at a rally on the Detroit River to support measures that would cut prescription drug prices, including an importation bill currently in the Michigan Legislature.
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins says the 1.6 percent adjustment is modest, but will help beneficiaries and their families in their attempt to keep up with rising prices.
The governor made her announcement at the day-long AARP Michigan Age-Friendly State and Communities Conference in Lansing. The event also included expert panels and speakers, including mayors and lawmakers.
About 100 attendees at Community Conversations at Howell and St. Clair Shores on prescription drug prices heard from state and federal lawmakers... and the elected officials certainly heard from them.
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