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Senator Carpenter Applauds SeniorCare Waiver Extension


“A very welcomed Christmas present! After 11 months of doing many press releases, letters, phone calls and introducing legislation, I just received word from the Secretary of Health Services that they will be seeking a federal waiver for SeniorCare. This is very important news to the tens of thousands of Wisconsin Seniors that depend on SeniorCare to get the affordable prescription drugs they need to keep them healthier, happier and independent.


I want to take a moment to thank the Secretary of Health Services for her support in protecting SeniorCare. It’s a great feeling to make people’s lives much better without partisan fighting.”


For fifteen successful years SeniorCare has been run under a federal Medicare Part D waiver which provides lifesaving affordable prescription drugs to our seniors. It is the only such program in the nation and it saves taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Savings from discounts on bulk purchases of prescription drugs and rebates from drug companies, helps lower the price of life saving prescriptions for seniors.