AARP Pennsylvania today applauded approval by a state House committee of legislation that ensures an estimated 50,000 older residents won’t lose prescription drug coverage by excluding Medicare Part B premiums and Social Security cost of living increases from PACE and PACENET income eligibility guidelines.
The PA House of Representatives Older Adult Services Committee today approved HB 777 which would protect an estimated 50,000 older adults currently at risk of losing PACE and PACENET benefits. The bill now goes to the full House for consideration.
“Thanks to Rep. Seth Grove and House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee Chairman Tim Hennessey for bringing this issue to the attention of the General Assembly,” said AARP Pennsylvania Advocacy Director Ray Landis. “This legislation protects essential benefits for thousands of older Pennsylvanians who might otherwise be forced to pay skyrocketing prescription drug costs entirely on their own.”