White House Hosts Seniors Tele-Town Hall
President Obama and Democrats in Congress are talking to seniors this week to tell them about the benefits they'll receive from health care reform. After months of lies and misinformation meant to scare and confuse older Americans, we're setting the record straight.
Here's what health care reform will do for America's seniors:
- Lowers Medicare drug prices with rebate checks going out to seniors who get caught in the "donut hole."
- Strengthens Medicare by extending its solvency for at least nine years.
- Improves access to your doctor.
- Reduces waste, fraud and abuse.
- Improves care by helping doctors communicate and coordinate.
- Expands home and community-based services to keep seniors in their home, instead of in nursing homes.
Later this week the first mailing of the $250 checks will go to seniors to reduce their prescription drug costs and begin to close the "donut hole." And, more reforms are taking effect every day. Did you know that earlier this month the Obama administration launched a health insurance program to help early retirees under the age of 65 get insurance?
President Obama is hosting a tele-town hall on Tuesday, June 8th to talk directly to America's seniors about what health care reform will mean for them. Join President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as they discuss the first mailing of the $250 "donut hole" rebate checks, efforts to combat consumer scams, and other ways that the Affordable Care Act will help America's seniors.
You can watch the tele-town hall live at 11:25 a.m. EST on Tuesday, June 8. To ask President Obama a question, you can call (800) 837-1935 and use pass code: 80272058. We recommend dialing in at 11:15 a.m. to secure a line.
Read more about House Democrats' efforts to help seniors through the Seniors Task Force.