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AARP supports a cap on out-of-pocket expenses, removing barriers to less expensive generics and greater transparency on pricing.prices in
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It’s well known that prescription drug prices are skyrocketing in America. Price increases for brand name drugs have far exceeded the rate of inflation since at least 2006, according to AARP’s Rx Price Watch report. And the average annual cost for just one brand name drug taken on a chronic basis was about $6,800 in 2017, almost $1,000 more than in 2015. However, it’s not just patients paying for greedy Big Pharma practices that help keep drug prices high— it’s also taxpayers.
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Thousands of  older Pennsylvanians now qualify for prescription drug assistance under a new law that increases income limits for the state’s Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly Needs Enhancement Tier (PACENET) program.
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A newly-released Politico-AARP poll shows Pennsylvania voters age 50 and over believe health care and protecting the future of Social Security will be the most important issues in determining how they cast ballots in next month’s mid-term elections.
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Congress did a good thing earlier this year when it passed a law that helps millions of seniors save money on prescription drugs. But now lobbyists for big drug companies are working overtime to persuade lawmakers to renege on the deal.
Elections 2018 #2
The 2018 midterm elections will be among the most historic elections in a generation.  We need to make sure our elected officials prioritize issues that are important to people as they age.  We need to make sure our voices our heard!
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The 2018 midterm elections will be among the most historic elections in a generation.  We need to make sure our elected officials prioritize issues that are important to people as they age.  We need to make sure our voices our heard!
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The 2018 midterm elections will be among the most historic elections in a generation.  We need to make sure our elected officials prioritize issues that are important to people as they age.  We need to make sure our voices our heard!
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