TELL FLORIDA MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO MEDICARE PART D VACCINES
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how important vaccines are to preventing disease. Florida seniors rely on vaccines to prevent the spread of diseases and live full and healthy lives. However, vaccines under Medicare Part D, a federal health insurance for people over the age of 65, increasingly have cost-sharing burdens associated with them, which leaves many Part D beneficiaries unable to afford vaccines. This often forces them to choose between their health and financial well-being.
A new Galen Institute report that analyzes the Medicare vaccine policy notes that seniors are generally more susceptible to severe illness from vaccine-preventable diseases. Eliminating cost sharing would increase immunization rates, thereby diminishing the risk of serious disease among beneficiaries and reducing the amount the program spends to treat preventable diseases.
Help us protect Florida seniors and improve access for lifesaving vaccines.
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