Boehner Highlights Progress in Enrolling Seniors for New Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
Calls on Congressional Democrats to Help Seniors Enroll, Start Saving on Drug Costs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today on the announcement by the Department of Health & Human Services that an additional 1.9 million beneficiaries have signed up for the new Medicare prescription drug benefit over the last month, bringing the total to more than 27 million American seniors now enrolled in the new benefit:
"Today's announcement is a clear sign of progress as more and more American seniors are realizing they can significantly lower their prescription drug costs by enrolling in the new Medicare benefit. It's particularly important to note that competition is driving down costs and premiums are now averaging just $25 per month, down from prior estimates of $37 per month. I would encourage Democrat leaders to stop engaging in cheap political stunts designed solely to undermine a new benefit that is already providing seniors with significant savings on their prescription drug costs."