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Rep. Sewell to host Seniors Resource Roundtable in Linden

Rep. Sewell will discuss Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act.

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On Tuesday, June 18th, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, AL-07, will host a Seniors Resource Roundtable in Linden, Alabama. Representatives from AARP, the Social Security Administration, the Rural Health Medical Program, and the Alabama Tombigbee Area Agency on Aging will be on hand to provide information and resources for seniors. Rep. Sewell will discuss Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act which is lowering health care and prescription drug costs for hundreds of thousands of Alabama seniors. She will also discuss her commitment to strengthening Social Security and Medicare.

Rep. Sewell has spent her time in Congress fighting to lower costs for Alabama seniors. With her support, Congress passed and President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in 2022. Thanks to the IRA’s $35 per month insulin price cap, more than 29,000 Alabama seniors who rely on insulin—including 3,800 in Alabama’s 7th District—are saving an average of $400 annually on insulin costs compared to 2020. As a result of this law, the three largest manufacturers of insulin, who supply nearly all the insulin in the United States, announced that they would slash the cost of their insulins by up to 75 percent.

WHO: Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell, AL-07; Representative from AARP; Representative from the Social Security Administration; Representative from the Alabama Tombigbee Area Agency on Aging; Representatives from the Rural Health Medical Program; Local officials

WHAT: Rep. Sewell Hosts Seniors Resource Roundtable in Linden

WHEN: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

  • 10 a.m. – Press availability begins
  • 10:30 a.m. – Roundtable begins

WHERE: Linden Senior Center, Meals for the Elderly, 321 W Center Ave, Linden, AL 36748

The IRA also caps out-of-packet prescription drug costs at $2,000 per year for Medicare beneficiaries beginning in 2025 and empowers Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices to get a better deal for seniors.

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