Don’t get excited about the raise in Social Security… Insurance increase will erase it away…
As the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday that he was ordering a review of a planned 15% hike in the Medicare Part B premium for 2022, healthcare reform advocates stressed the need for Congress to pass a Build Back Better bill with a provision allowing the federal government to negotiate the price of prescription drugs.
“Older Americans should not have to pay $22 more for Medicare every month to cover the outrageous prices of prescription drugs.”
“I urge the administration to immediately lower Medicare premiums by at least $11.50 a month and to provide a refund to 57 million senior citizens for the premium increases that have already gone into effect this month,” Sanders continued. “I would also urge the president to reinstate and expand the reasonable pricing clause that requires drug makers who have benefited from taxpayer-funded research to charge reasonable prices for drugs and treatments.”
“Americans should not have to pay an outrageous price for a drug that their tax dollars helped develop.”