Seniors and Obamacare

I am proud of the improvements that the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – makes for seniors.  Under the law, seniors will get new benefits:  free preventive services like cancer and diabetes screenings, a new annual wellness exam, and medical therapy to prevent dangerous drug interactions.  Obamacare lowers drug costs and eliminates excess payments to private Medicare Advantage plans that drive up Part B costs to everyone.  It improves quality and provides more access to doctors and other health care providers.

I am pleased that many of my proposals to protect seniors were included in Obamacare, including new Elder Justice grants to prevent elder abuse, criminal background checks for long-term care workers, and mandatory training to stop patient abuse and improve care of patients living with dementia.

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June 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, slammed the Trump Administration’s decision yesterday to file a brief with the Supreme Court asking the justices to strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).