Prescription drugs cost many seniors thousands of dollars a year, and this check is a down payment on reducing prescription drug costs for them and eventually closing the donut hole altogether.
These checks are a down payment on reducing prescription drug costs for seniors and eventually closing the donut hole altogether. It is also an important example of how the health care reform bill will strengthen Medicare and help seniors.
I have had longstanding concerns with the fact that seniors continue to pay for Part D coverage without collecting benefits. For Long Island seniors who are fighting to make ends meet, this $250 goes a long way.
The work on behalf of women continues to this day. In this Congress, we passed legislation - such as the Lilly Ledbetter Act and health insurance reform - allowing women fair treatment at work, as well as a healthier life.
Business owners are looking for opportunities to grow their companies, sell more products, and restore Massachusetts' economy. Selling American products overseas is a critical step in strengthening our economy and getting people back to work.
Women have come a very long way in the nine decades since suffrage passed: We now have three women serving as Supreme Court Justices, and we have the first woman Speaker of the House in Nancy Pelosi. And in this Congress, we passed the Lily Ledbetter Act.
For our economy to see a full recovery, we've got to create the high-skill, high-wage jobs of the future and that is exactly what is going on here.
This latest CBO report clearly shows that if we set political posturing aside and look at the objective facts, the passage of the Recovery Act helped avoid a much deeper and more catastrophic economic collapse.