Las Vegas Sun

March 3, 2024


New law gives seniors a break

Last fall, I turned 65 and got on Medicare, a program I’ve paid into for decades. I was thankful to be able to count on health care as I get older. But after my last doctor’s visit, the inevitable happened: I learned I could not afford a drug he had prescribed. The prescription would have cost $170 a month, which is just not something my husband and I can afford on top of his drugs for atrial fibrillation, which can run up to $300 a month.

Like all seniors, I don’t want to worry about being unable to afford a medication.

I am so grateful to Senate Democrats, who just passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which enables Medicare to negotiate the cost of prescription drugs. This measure will help so many seniors in Nevada and nationwide.

Thank you to Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen for voting to help seniors like me.