Politics Must Be Put Aside as Part D Deadline Approaches

As a physician, I know if our seniors can't afford their medication, they can't take it - to the detriment of their health. I've traveled my district extensively talking to seniors about this benefit, and everywhere I go, I'm hearing success stories from seniors who are saving money. One lady in Cedartown, Georgia is saving $900 a month, and a couple from Cobb County, Georgia saved enough on their first prescription to pay for two months of premiums.

Our seniors have given this program an enthusiastic thumbs up. Already, more than 30 million seniors have enrolled, and those seniors are saving an average of $1,100 a year on their medications. A recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey showed 85 percent of seniors say their plan is affordable and covers the medicines they need, and nearly 80 percent said they would recommend their plan to others. The results are in, and seniors are saving with Medicare Part D. In this final week of enrollment, we must put people over politics. All Members of Congress - Democrat and Republican - should be helping seniors sign up and save. I am very proud that after years of promises, we have finally delivered on prescription drug coverage for our seniors