Congressmen Talk to Lubbock Seniors About Prescription Drugs - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/7/04

Congressmen Talk to Lubbock Seniors About Prescription Drugs

A new Medicare prescription card promises to save money for the country's senior citizens, but understanding how the program works isn't easy.

Friday, District 17 Congressman Charlie Stenholm spoke with Lubbock senior citizens about the program and their needs. The Bush administration says the cards will save seniors an average of 17% for name brand drugs and up to 30% for generics.

Stenholm says although there are still a lot of questions and uncertainties about the program, something had to be done, "This situation is intolerable, we had to start somewhere and this is the start. We'll continue to improve on it."

Meanwhile, District 19 Congressman Randy Neugebauer will hold a prescription drug town hall meeting for seniors on Monday. It starts at 10:30 am at Lubbock's Senior Citizen's Center at 2001 19th Street.

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