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Kuster Tours Claremont Senior Center, Discusses Lowering Rx Costs with Seniors

Kuster Tours Claremont Senior Center, Discusses Lowering Rx Costs with Seniors 

Claremont, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) toured the Claremont Senior Center and met with members to discuss lowering prescription drug costs. During the visit, Kuster spoke about her work to expand access to long-term care and her bill to eliminate out-of-pocket vaccination costs for Medicare beneficiaries, which was signed into law as part of the Inflation Reduction Act. This legislation went into effect at the start of 2023. 

“Our seniors are not asking for too much — they want access to affordable quality health care, transparency at the pharmacy counter, and the ability to retire and age with dignity,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “It was wonderful to sit down with members at the Claremont Senior Center today to talk about what matters most to them and how we can make it a reality. I am proud to fight for New Hampshire seniors and their families, and I look forward to bringing our conversations today to Congress to deliver real results.”

A prominent Energy and Commerce Committee member, Kuster is a leading advocate for seniors in Congress. Her Protecting Seniors Through Immunizations Act, included in the Inflation Reduction Act, eliminated out-of-pocket costs for vaccines covered under Medicare Part D, including the shingles vaccine, which can cost $100s. Prior to this change, coverage varied by vaccine under Medicare. Kuster’s Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) Accountability Act would increase transparency at the pharmacy counter by raising reporting requirements for PBMs, who operate as intermediaries between drug manufacturers and insurance issuers.