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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Praises Prescription Drug Savings Under the Affordable Care Act

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Location: Washington, DC

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced that in the first half of 2012, one million Medicare beneficiaries have saved $657 million due to the Affordable Care Act.

"In a short time, seniors have already felt a direct benefit from the Affordable Care Act due to the closing of the Part D "donut hole' coverage. More than 5.2 million seniors have saved $3.9 billion on prescription drugs since the Affordable Care Act was enacted. In Texas alone, patients have saved close to $235 million on prescription drugs," stated Congresswoman Johnson.

"GOP efforts to repeal this law are short sighted and wrongheaded. This law is saving seniors money, and providing them with access to preventative care. Now that the American people are learning more about the law and starting to see savings, they are rejecting these partisan tactics."


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