Category: Legislative News

Update June 19, 2021

Most of the news about seniors’ issues in Washington continues to center around prescription drug prices.  However, a hearing on the problems facing Social Security was held last week.  We start off with a report on the ...

Update for June 12, 2021

New Alzheimer’s Drug Sparks Controversy One of the biggest items in the news last week that is of interest to so many seniors is about a new drug, which will be marketed as Aduhelm, related to the treatment of Alzheim ...

Update for June 5, 2021

It turns out that our update this week could be called the “fight to reduce the costs of drugs” update.  The major news last week was all about the high costs of drugs and actions being taken to lower them. As TSCL su ...

Update for May 29, 2021

President’s Budget Leaves out Plans for Lowering Drug Prices Last week we reported that President Biden’s FY 2022 budget proposal was not expected to included specific legislative proposals for lowering drug prices or ...

Update for May 22, 2021

President Will Not Propose Lowering Drug Prices in His Budget When he ran for President last year Joe Biden made fixing health care, including Medicare and Medicaid, part of his campaign.  Since becoming President, he ...

Update for May 15, 2021

Congress Considers Medicare Advantage Pre-Approval Legislation According to a report from Modern Healthcare, Congress is considering changes to Medicare Advantage that would “crack down on prior authorization tactics ...

Update for May 8, 2021

New Bills Regarding Medicare/Social Security Benefits Introduced in Congress The following legislation of interest to TSCL and our supporters has been introduced recently in Congress.  Unfortunately, there is no addit ...

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