Davis: House passes bill to benefit thousands of seniors

HARRISBURG, Oct. 11 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, today joined fellow legislators in passing legislation that would expand the PACENET prescription-drug coverage income limits, allowing for an estimated additional 17,000 seniors to be eligible for the program.

“Unfortunately, seniors citizens across the commonwealth are struggling to get by,” Davis said. “This bill looks to ease the burden on their wallets, meaning they’d no longer have to decide between food, heat, rent or the medicine they desperately need.”

Under H.B. 270, the income limit for PACENET prescription-drug coverage for a single person would increase from $23,500 to $27,500; for married couples it would go from $31,500 to $35,500.

House Bill 270 now moves to the Senate for consideration.