Share the Savings with Seniors: Dan B.
As a senior on Medicare, Dan feels strongly that insurers and pharmacy benefit managers should have to share the savings from rebates and discounts with him and his fellow seniors at the pharmacy counter. Sharing the savings from rebates could save seniors hundreds or even, thousands of dollars. “With many of us living on little more than a monthly Social Security check, that could make a big difference.” Dan, an avid gardener and beekeeper from Carroll, Ohio, takes medicines to control his high blood pressure. The innovation from biopharmaceuticals have allowed him to continue enjoying his outdoor hobbies. Dan keeps close track of his expenses and worries the current health care systems misaligned incentives impacts patient affordability. He joined Voters for Cures because he wants to see greater transparency and lower out-of-pocket costs for seniors.