Zebrowski: Final Budget Restores Funding for EPIC

March 31, 2011

“Anyone living on a fixed income should not have to choose between paying to put food on the table or buying their prescription medication, it is that reason why my colleagues and I fought to restore $22.3 million to ensure that seniors - our parents and grandparents - be protected from these dire cuts. Nearly 4,000 Rockland County Seniors benefit from EPIC, which provides them with quality, affordable prescription drug coverage.

Even in periods of economic strength, it is difficult for older New Yorkers on fixed incomes to makes ends meet. In the aftermath of the economic downturn, it is especially important to make sure that seniors can afford to put food on the table and get the medicine they need. Providing premium assistance for lower-income seniors preserves this vital lifeline for those who depend on it most. “