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Lamar Alexander Farewell Address: More Than Ever, Our Country Needs the United States Senate to Turn Pluribus Into Unum

 

Lamar Alexander says ending the filibuster would destroy impetus to force broad agreements on hard issues and unleash tyranny of the majority to steamroll the minority  

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – In his farewell address on the Senate floor, United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today warned that ending the filibuster would “destroy the impetus in the United States Senate to force broad agreements on hard issues and unleash the tyranny of the majority to steam roll the minority.”

“Presidents would like it. They would get their way more easily if we ended the requirement that 60 senators vote to cut off debate before we vote on a legislative issue,” Senator Alexander said. 

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander: Donald Trump Administration Doing the Right Thing By Providing Free COVID-19 Vaccines for Tens of Millions of Americans Including Seniors, Low-Income Families

 

U.S. SenateMaryville, TN – Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said the Donald Trump Administration is “doing the right thing by providing free COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccines for tens of millions of Americans including seniors and low-income families,” after the Trump Administration released a plan that makes COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccines free for seniors through Medicare, low-income populations through Medicaid, and those with private insurance.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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BBB Warns of Medicare Enrollment Cons

 

Better Business Bureau - BBBNashville, TN – Medicare open enrollment period has started and Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Middle TN and Southern KY warning the public to be cautious this year. 
 
Con artists in past years have targeted seniors during this time in hopes of confusing them and stealing their information or money.

With many changes and new technologies being introduced to daily life because of COVID-19 Coronavirus, it is more important than ever to stay updated on how the Medicare open enrollment period works.

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President Donald Trump has Lowered Costs, Increased Medicare Options by Favoring Market Competition

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “For almost four years, President Donald Trump has promoted reforms to Medicare that favor market competition over Washington meddling,” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma writes in the Houston Chronicle.
 
“The results are in: America’s seniors today enjoy a stronger program that offers more and better benefits at lower costs . . . Combined, beneficiaries have saved approximately $3.4 billion in Medicare Advantage and Part D premium costs since 2017.”

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Joins Bill to Help Prevent Opioid Addiction

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is cosponsoring legislation to decrease barriers to non-opioid pain management for those enrolled in Medicare. Senators Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act in December.

“Combating the opioid epidemic requires a joint effort from federal, state, and local officials, and multiple lines of attack. The NOPAIN Act would incentivize the use of non-opioid therapies in outpatient surgical settings so that Medicare patients have access to pain management without the risk of opioid addiction,” said Senator Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Congress did not act on Prescription Drug Prices, so President Donald Trump did

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Americans have waited decades for Washington to keep its promise to fix soaring prescription drug prices. Now, thanks to President Donald Trump, that long wait is over.
 
President Donald Trump just took historic action to lower medicine costs
 
The President signed four sweeping executive orders on Friday, which together will significantly lower the cost of prescription drugs while increasing access to life-saving medications such as insulin.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Lamar Alexander: Make the Two Most Important COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Changes Permanent

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that at least two of the most important temporary changes in federal policy made to help patients see doctors by phone or video during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic should be extended permanently.

“As dark as this pandemic event has been, it creates an opportunity to learn from and act upon these three months of intensive telehealth experiences, specifically what permanent changes need to be made in federal and state policies,” Senator Alexander said.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander: Remembering the legendary University of Tennessee player and coach, Johnny Majors

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – It’s important to remind ourselves of the difficulty we have as a country in dealing with racial discrimination. We’ve made so much progress over the years, but obviously we have a long way to go.

I think of my friend, South Carolina U.S. Senator Tim Scott, who is African American and who told me that he was stopped by police several times even when he was on the Charleston County Council for “being a black man in the wrong place.” We must redouble our efforts to change such attitudes and end racial discrimination.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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President Donald Trump delivers for America’s seniors

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Yesterday, President Donald Trump delivered a breakthrough for many American seniors, announcing action that will dramatically slash the cost of insulin for Medicare enrollees.
 
President Trump: We’re fixing the shortcomings of Obamacare!
 
“For hundreds and thousands of seniors enrolled in Medicare—that’s a big deal—participating plans will cap cost at just $35.00 a month per type of insulin, and some plans may offer it free,” President Donald Trump said from the Rose Garden.

Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, delivers remarks on protecting seniors with diabetes. (White House)

Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, delivers remarks on protecting seniors with diabetes. (White House)

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Call on President Donald Trump’s Action to Protect Seniors with Diabetes

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – MR. CANTRELL: Thank you, Operator. Good morning everyone, and thank you for joining today’s briefing by senior administration officials on the President Donald Trump’s latest action to reduce healthcare costs.

Today’s briefing will be conducted by Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma and Assistant to the President and Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway.

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