Prescription Drug Plan

By: Melissa Reynolds
By: Melissa Reynolds

Help with prescription drug costs is moving farther into the distance.

Wednesday, the Senate rejected yet another Medicare prescription drug plan. It would have provided coverage to the poorest of senior citizens and those with high drug bills.

This comes just one day after Congressman Goodlatte was in the Valley talking to seniors about this issue.

Goodlatte voted for the plan that the House of Representatives passed in late June. He says Valley seniors could really benefit.

"I run into folks who have $400, $600, $800 even as much as $1,200 a month in prescription drug costs we need to find ways to address what is clearly a drain on their income," Congressman Goodlatte says.

The Senate did approve a much smaller drug related bill on Wednesday that would send generic drugs to the market.

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