Ruppersberger Urges Seniors to Take Advantage of “Extra Help” for Their Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
(Washington, D.C.)- Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) urges seniors to find out if they can take advantage of the "Extra Help" program for their Medicare prescription drug coverage. “The Extra Help” program can help seniors pay for part of their monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments for up to $3,300 a year.
“America’s seniors have worked their jobs, paid their taxes, and raised their families. They deserve to enjoy their golden years happy and healthy. I encourage eligible Maryland seniors to sign up for the ‘Extra Help’ program to help them pay for the rising cost of prescription drugs,” said Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD).
Congressman Ruppersberger is fighting on Capitol Hill to overhaul the prescription drug benefit available through Medicare. Right now the prescription drug plan known as “Medicare Part D” does not allow the government to negotiate for lower prices for seniors and creates a costly gap in coverage. Congressman Ruppersberger is working to create a prescription plan that actually lowers the cost of medicines for seniors.
To apply for benefits through the “Extra Help” program, go to www.socialsecurity.gov or call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask for the “Application for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs.”