Recently, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sat down with Punchbowl News’ Anna Palmer for a discussion on government funding, reducing costs for Nevadans, and preserving healthcare access for seniors on traditional Medicare and the Medicare Advantage program.
In her efforts to improve the Medicare program, Senator Cortez Masto successfully pushed for legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices and to cap the cost of insulin at $35 per month for Medicare recipients through the Inflation Reduction Act. She also introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the transparency of Medicare Advantage plans and has been advocating for lower prescription drug costs from pharmacy benefit managers.
During the interview, Senator Cortez Masto emphasized the importance of providing seniors with choices when it comes to their healthcare. She highlighted the need to balance affordability, quality care, and access to healthcare options for seniors.
For those interested in watching the full interview with Senator Cortez Masto, it is available to view on the Punchbowl News website.