According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50,000 adults die annually from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Treatment for these preventable illnesses is estimated to have cost the Medicare program $106 billion from 2016 to 2018. Although many Part D plans cover vaccines, they usually require co-pays. The higher the co-pays, the more likely it is that patients will forgo the vaccine.
PAN lauds your leadership in reintroducing this important legislation for seniors that would address a long-standing structural inequity that hinders immunization opportunities for Medicare beneficiaries.
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