UPDATED- U.S Senator Steve Daines meet with Montana AARP members today in Bozeman about a new bill he is helping to put forth regarding the reduction of prescription drug pricing
The average senior takes four prescription drugs and the average medicare user makes $26,000 a year.
The price of prescription drugs went up 8% in 2017.
If passed the bill could reduce out-of-pocket costs.
"It will save $100 billion for taxpayers as well as save $20 billion for the consumers in terms of reducing out-of-pocket prescription drug costs, that’s a win for Montana," Daines said.
The Montana AARP says 39% of Montana residents have stopped taking prescribed medication due to cost.
This will be put forth onto the senate floor in the coming weeks and has bipartisan support.
We will be tracking this.
BOZEMAN- Senator Steve Daines will be in Bozeman on Friday taking questions from members of Montana AARP.
That event will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Bozeman Senior Center.
The senator will meet with seniors, take questions and will address his work in the U.S. Senate to lower the costs of prescription drugs.
He later in the day will be in Billings at the Boys and Girls Club of Yellowstone County.