State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is partnering with AARP to host a free workshop on prescription drug affordability and coverage on Thursday.
Courtney Hedderman of AARP Illinois will present the latest information on federal and state prescription drug affordability measures as well as Medicare open enrollment details.
This workshop is open to the public. No RSVP is required.
Bertino-Tarrant said in a news release that seniors spend the most money for their prescription drugs.
“Residents on a fixed income are struggling to keep up with the rising costs of prescription drugs,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “This informative workshop will help connect residents with updated information on state and federal programs to help ease the financial burden of necessary medications.”
The state senator also touted her recent efforts to help pass legislation to cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin. The bill recently passed in the state Senate and will go before the House of Representatives for consideration.