Two weeks ago in Washington, D.C. Congressman Adam Smith (D-Tacoma) introduced legislation to deliver affordable, universal prescription drug coverage for all seniors, the Medicare Rx Now Act of 2003. On Thursday, April 24th Smith will visit senior centers around the 9th Congressional District to discuss his bill and provide seniors with information to help them with their prescription drug costs now.
Prescription drug legislation has been debated in Congress now for six years, and it will continue to take long-term battle to get a bill passed. Smith believes that our nation’s seniors shouldn’t have to wait much longer to get the help they need.
Many drug companies currently offer no-cost discount card plans to reduce prescription drug costs for seniors and many seniors are unaware that they qualify for Medicaid’s drug benefit. Smith has organized an information session at three senior centers in his district with representatives from AARP and pharmaceutical companies to provide seniors with real ways they can reduce their prescription drug bills now through free drug discount plans.
Media seeking additional information should contact Katharine Lister at (202) 226-8454. To RSVP for any of these visits or to find out more information, constituents should call Smith’s district office at (253) 593-6600 or (888) SMITH09.
Firs Retirement Apartments
426 Lilly Road NE, Lacey
Puyallup Senior Center
212 West Pioneer Ave., Puyallup
Des Moines Senior Center
2045 South 216th Street, Des Moines