US Pain Foundation is working on the state level to engage people living with pain in the important debate to protect Medicare and Medicare Part D. Medicare Part D is the prescription drug program that provides 27 million American seniors with affordable prescription medications. The campaign will utilize online social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to communicate timely Medicare Part D updates and action alerts.
“As we look forward to 2013, Medicare, especially through changes to the Part D program, is still in jeopardy,” said Paul Gileno, Founder and President of US Pain Foundation.
“Older Americans have earned their Medicare coverage, and should not have to face cuts or reductions in care. Part D works and it should not be subject to changes that would decrease patient satisfaction and increase costs.
With ongoing budget negotiations, discussions about how to lower the national deficit, and federal programs in need of funding, proposals to lower costs by changing Medicare and Part D remain front and center. “