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.


National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

JDS report, “A Healthy Future for America’s Seniors:  The Benefits of Obamacare

American Association of Retired Persons

Center for Medicare Advocacy

Medicare Rights Center

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