December 07, 2021
Tell Senators: Pass the Build Back Better Act Now
The U.S. Senate is preparing to bring the Build Back Better Act, which was passed in the U.S. House in November, to the floor before the end of the year.
The House version would provide much-needed relief for seniors and working Americans. It will cap insulin prices for all patients at $35 a month, add guaranteed hearing coverage (including hearing aids) to traditional Medicare, and allow Medicare to negotiate lower prices for some drugs. This fits with older Americans’ priorities, which include drug price negotiation and Medicare hearing coverage.
“We need to get this bill over the finish line and on President Biden’s desk for signature. Each of the provisions affecting older Americans are critical, and must be included,” said Robert Roach, Jr., president of the Alliance. “Retirees can’t wait any longer for relief from high insulin and other drug prices.”