Lower Drug Prices and Expand Medicare, AARP Tells Congress

As discussions on Capitol Hill heat up around what to include in a huge new budget bill, AARP chief advocacy and engagement officer Nancy LeaMond on Thursday sent lawmakers a list of provisions that would “improve the health and financial security of all older Americans.” Her letter to the House Ways and Means Committee calls for:

  • Lowering prescription drug prices
  • Expanding Medicare coverage to include dental, hearing and vision
  • A tax credit for family caregivers
  • Expanding paid family leave
  • New nursing home staffing requirements and stronger regulations

The budget bill is being marked up by various House committees and has yet to go to the floor for a full vote. 

Read LeaMond’s full letter to lawmakers.

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