Sen. Hirono to discuss prescription drug prices during AARP telephone town hall
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) will answer kūpuna questions on how the Inflation Reduction Act will lower prescription drug prices for Medicare recipients at a live telephone forum sponsored by AARP Hawaiʻi on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 9 a.m.
Participants in the telephone town hall will have an opportunity to ask the senator questions about what the Inflation Reduction Act will do to lower their drug costs and about other legislation before Congress. You do not have to be an AARP member to participate.
To participate in the free telephone town hall, senior citizens can go to vekeo.com/aarpHawaii to sign up to receive a phone call Saturday morning.
For more information or to sign up by phone, people can call 866-295-7282 .
The forum also can be watched on a Facebook Live simulcast on the @aarphawaii Facebook page or call 1-866-654-9490 at 9 a.m. on Saturday to dial into the town hall.
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 allows Medicare to negotiate the price of prescription drugs, limits what Medicare recipients pay out-of-pocket for their prescriptions to $2,000 a year, caps Medicare insulin co-pays at $35 per month, and provides access to free vaccines for seniors. Millions of kūpuna will save money as a result of this legislation.