Bipartisan Bill Adds To Focus On Medicare Beneficiaries’ Loneliness

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / October 28, 2019 at 3:15 PM
A bipartisan, bicameral bill aimed at reducing social isolation for seniors was introduced Wednesday (Oct. 23) amid a recent focus from both Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare advocates to battle the problem. Reps. David Trone (D-MD) and Tim Walberg (R-MI) introduced the Protecting Older Americans from Social Isolation Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill aimed at reducing social isolation among seniors, on Wednesday. Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced a Senate companion. The legislation would amend the Older Americans Act to...

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