The Transylvania Times -

Preserve SHIIP Funding


July 24, 2017

One of many items missing from the proposed federal budgets is funding for State Health Insurance Assistance Programs. In North Carolina, this would devastate the state’s Seniors Health Insurance Information Program (NCSHIIP).

NCSHIIP is a successful program because it saves both consumers and taxpayers money. In 2016, by providing free and unbiased one-on-one information regarding Medicare, NCSHIIP helped state residents save $44.3 million on coverage and prescription medications. NCSHIIP is able to provide these services at a low cost to taxpayers because it uses a network of 1,000 tr...

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