The Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act will address the out-of-pocket payment required of Medicare beneficiaries, many of whom are on fixed incomes.
This legislation is especially important in the wake of coronavirus public health crisis. As part of our public health preparedness we need to fix Medicare Part D. Older adults are at particular risk for serious illness and those 50 and older, particularly with multiple comorbidities, are at higher risk of dying if infected. Fixing structural inequities in vaccine coverage now through passage of the Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act will provide a clear and direct financial and health benefit for people age 65 and over and will help to improve our national preparedness among the Medicare population.
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