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Easter Seals Applauds Agreement to Cut Costs of Prescription Medications
Date:6/24/2009

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals supports the agreement reached this week between President Barack Obama and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) that is designed to reduce, by 50 percent, the cost to Medicare beneficiaries of brand name medicines covered by Part D of the Medicare program.

"People with disabilities need access to the health services and supports that meet their individual needs," explains James E. Williams, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Easter Seals. "This agreement will help individuals living with disabilities manage their health care costs which will, in turn, improve their health and independence."

Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs. For nearly 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them.

Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in their communities. Support children and adults with disabilities at www.easterseals.com.


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