Seniors in eastern Connecticut saved more than $3 million on prescription drug costs in the first half of the year thanks to the Affordable Care Act, according to statistics released last week.
Data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, released by U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, showed that 3,956 people in the region received prescription-drug help between Jan. 1 and June 30. The average senior saved $759 in the period.
Norwich was among the top municipalities in the region in terms of number of people helped, with 223. Waterford saw 137 beneficiaries, East Lyme 129, Jewett City 120 and Montville 98.