Another Award for Sen Allen!
Senator George Allen Named a 'Senior Life Saver' by RetireSafe
RESTON, Va., Oct. 24 /U.S. Newswire/ -- On behalf of its almost 6,000 senior supporters in Virginia, RetireSafe announced today that Sen. George Allen has received its 2006 Senior Life Saver Award. Sen. Allen is recognized for his outstanding efforts to provide safe, affordable medications to older Americans and to protect medical innovation for the future. In announcing the award, RetireSafe President Michelle Plasari praised Allen for his continued record of support on seniors' health care issues in the 109th Congress.
"George Allen is truly a senior life saver. Because of his leadership, seniors in Virginia continue to have access to safe, affordable and innovative medications. Thanks to Medicare Part D, older Americans are now enjoying an average savings of $1,200 per year on their prescription drug bills and they have access to more preventative care under Medicare, care designed to keep them healthy and improve their quality of life," she said. Sen. Allen's good work helps make this possible.
Plasari recognized Allen's past support for:
-- Modernizing Medicare, giving seniors more choices and control over their health care.
-- Adding and maintaining a voluntary prescription drug benefit for Medicare beneficiaries.
-- Protecting individual access to safe, FDA-approved medications.
-- Working to ensure the continued research and development needed to provide innovative new treatments and therapies.
The 2006 Senior Life Saver Award is awarded to Members of Congress for their efforts to protect and increase access to safe, affordable and innovative medicines and therapies for America's seniors.
RetireSafe is a grassroots network of almost 400,000 seniors nationwide dedicated to promoting dynamic, pro-growth solutions to America's retirement security challenges. RetireSafe seeks retirement security through policies that encourage economic growth, wealth creation, and individual choice and control. (LINK)
More great news for Sen Allen. A $1200 savings is substantial and I know families that have said what a help it has been.