Senior citizens forced to choose between food and medicine

Tim Ryan will bring further stability to seniors

Whether we live in cities or way out in the country, most Ohioans agree that none of our seniors should have to choose between food and medicine. However, as a Meals on Wheels volunteer, I see many older people in Knox County who are forced to make this terrible choice. It is clear that our elderly relatives, friends, and neighbors should be free of worry about the runaway costs of prescription drugs.

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Fortunately, Congress recently passed and President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act. It includes multiple provisions that will, over time, bring down the costs of medicines and provide a clearer understanding of what a prescription is going to cost.