Congressman Tim Ryan's Statement on Affordable Care Act’s Savings For Seniors

Dec 18, 2013 Issues: Health Care

Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement in response to yesterday’s announcement that more than 25 million seniors on Medicare have received one or more free preventative services in 2013 due to the Affordable Care Act:

“I am happy to see such a large number of seniors in Ohio and across the nation benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. This legislation has provided free services to more than 25 million seniors and saved seven million Americans on Medicare an average of $1,200 per person. With the Affordable Care Act we are now able to crack down on rampant fraud and abuse with a savings of $15 billion, and extended the Medicare Trust Fund’s solvency by eight years. Americans young and old will see improved access to quality-care and lower costs each and every day as this law becomes fully enacted.”

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