Duluth, GA — Last night, Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-07) hosted an interactive Senior Resource Town Hall for residents of Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District. Over 6,800 residents took part in the conversation. The event included expert presentations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the current Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment period, which runs through March 31st.
“There is nothing I love more than connecting with all of our neighbors, members of our community, and talking about the issues that matter most to our families,” McBath said. “It is critically important that we focus on our seniors and make sure that those throughout our community are equipped with helpful information about how to manage their health benefits through Medicare as they continue to live healthy, happy lives. I want to thank our CMS presenters for lending their expertise to our event and for all the work they are doing to continue serving our constituents.”
The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period is when Medicare Advantage plan members can change plans. It runs from January 1 to March 31. The changes made during Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment are similar to those possible during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. Any senior in need of additional resources or assistance with any federal agency is encouraged to contact Rep. McBath’s Duluth District Office by calling (470) 773-6330. Additionally, constituents can dial 1-800-MEDICARE/1-800-633-4227 or visit medicare.gov or cms.gov for more information.
McBath has made caring for seniors and their health one of her top priorities. Last year, she led a bill to cap the cost of insulin at $35 per month, and a provision capping the cost for millions of seniors on Medicare went into effect on January 1 of this year. Last week, insulin manufacturer Eli Lilly announced it will reduce the price of its most commonly prescribed insulins and expand a program that caps monthly out-of-pocket costs for patients at $35 or less, a direct result of McBath’s bill.