With soaring medication costs, it is often difficult for senior citizens to afford the prescription drugs they need, especially for those living on a fixed income. U. S. Representative Ron Lewis visited Bowling Green to discuss a bill that would cost $35 a month and would give seniors an 80% discount on prescription drugs up to $2000. The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House each have their own version of the Medicare Drug Benefit Plan. Currently, a committee is trying to resolve the differences between those two bills.
Another visitor in Bowling Green today, National Seniors Coalition spokesperson Flora Green. Green, who's known as "Grandma,"
was encouraging seniors to voice their concerns about Medicare and support this new bill.
Lewis hopes President Bush will sign the bill into law, by the end of the next congressional session.